The Lagos State Police Command have confirmed the arrest of five persons over the killing of a Lagos resident in the aftermath of a protest over the crushing to death of to cow on the Lagos-Badagry Expressway in the Agemowo, Badagry area of the state.
Those arrested are the two herders, the owner of the cow, the bus driver that crushed the cow and his conductor.
NaijaNewsNow had reported that the two herders were earlier 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, who confirmed the latest development, 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.”