The Lagos state Police Command came out succinctly to debunk the report that the police in Lagos State shot and killed a worker of one of the companies working for Dangote Refinery in Lagos on 3rd of Novermber, 2020.
A statement by the Police command said it “wishes to debunk the report and regard it as baseless, unfounded and a calculated attempt to heat up the state in order to cause another set of chaos”
According to that Press Release signed by the Police PRO, the workers of some of the companies working at the refinery had protested against non-payment of their allowances and poor welfare package by their respective employers on 3rd November, 2020 and they were addressed and dispersed to their various places on the same day.
The command which clearly stated that there was no shooting of any kind at the refinery during the protest, expressed surprise at the report that a 37 year old Sunday Aondowwase, an employee of Cinoma Contractors, working on the site, was shot and killed by the police during the protest.
According to the police, Mr Aondowwase that was claimed to have been killed by the police, came up to the Dangote Refinery on 4th November, 2020, to refute the death rumour. He was recieved by the DPO Akodo Station CSP Orire Thomas and senior staff of the refinery.
The command called on the general public to disregard the news and always endeavor to confirm such news reports, particularly on the social media, as such fake breaking news, without adequate confirmation, could be dangerous and counterproductive.