Crushed cow: Lagos police widen murder probe, detain bus driver, conductor, cow owner
The Lagos State Police Command have arrested the driver and the conductor of a commercial bus linked with death of a cow in Agemowo, Badagry area of Lagos.
Two yet-to-be-identified cattle herders on Monday reportedly stabbed a man to death in protest against the killing of a cow around the area.
PUNCH Metro gathered that the herders were crossing the expressway with their cattle when a commercial bus crushed the cow to death.
Following the murder, the two herders were arrested by the police.
However, fresh updates reveal that the driver of the vehicle, his conductor and the owner of the cow have also been arrested.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hudenyin, confirmed that five persons were in police custody over the murder.
He said, “They are the driver of the vehicle, his conductor, two herders and the owner of the cow.
“They are assisting us in the investigation because it is a comprehensive and holistic one. Remember, this is a murder case and we need to be very careful with the investigation.
“We are not targeting anybody. We need everybody’s input, including bystanders, so that we can recreate the scene and know what exactly happened and who exactly is at fault.
“At the end of investigation, anyone found not culpable will be allowed to go.”