The Lagos State Police Command yesterday disclosed that bodies of a police sergeant and a corporal, killed and taken away by suspected oil vandals at Ikorodu area of the state, have been found floating in a canal.
The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Dolapo Badmos, made this disclosure to newsmen, noting that the bodies had become bloated.
It had been reported that the policemen, Corporal Wale Oduade and Sergeant Akin, attached to Owutu Police Station, were killed on May 12 by men suspected to be vandals.
The duo was on duty on the said day when they got information that suspected pipeline vandals had loaded trucks of fuel and were about to leave the site.
The PPRO said following the tip off, they waylaid the vandals on Ishawo Road and flagged down the truck driver.
“They were still negotiating with the driver, when a Sienna car drove close to the truck and opened fire on the policemen who went with only one rifle,” the PPRO added.
Meanwhile, the vandals went away with their bodies and the rifle before they were discovered floating in the canal.
It was gathered that their colleagues were able to identify their bloated bodies and alerted the division.