Police Investigate Killing Of Nigeria’s Tennis Star, Mc-Cleod
The United Arab Emirates (UAE)- based tennis star was reportedly killed last week by a trigger-happy policeman after an altercation between them along Balarabe Musa Street, Victoria Island.
Mc-Cleod who had lodged in a hotel in the area with her daughter, was said to have engaged in a heated argument with the policeman before the incident happened.
A source said that the deceased, who was shot on the leg by the policeman, was rushed to a nearby hospital where she was rejected. Mc-Cleod later died at Saint Nicholas Hospital, where she was finally admitted.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Joe Offor, stated that the policeman had been detained while investigation has commenced on the matter. Offor noted that the policeman is attached to Mountain Troop Police.
“The policeman shot a woman and she died. The policeman has been detained at Moroko Police Station,” he said.
On what transpired between the policeman and Mc-Cleod, Offor said: “We only have the policeman’s version, but the woman is dead. We can’t get to hear her side of the story. But investigations are ongoing and we have started talking to eyewitnesses.
“The story we have, however, is that the policeman and the woman live in the same compound in Victoria Island. They had been having issues. The policeman told us they had another quarrel and that the woman attempted to disposses him of his gun. During the struggle, the gun exploded. The woman was hit. She later died.”