According to reports, the mob also set a Sterling Bank branch on Wharf Road ablaze.
It was gathered that the trailer drivers had indiscriminately parked in front of the bank.
Angered by the killing and the bank’s refusal to hand over the policeman to them, the driver’s colleagues moved to set the bank ablaze, destroying properties and other valuables.
Policemen from Rapid Response Squad, anti-riot squad and Area B command, as well as operatives from the Nigerian Navy Ship BEECEOFT have been deployed to the scene of the incident.
Sterling bank @wharf road in apapa on fire... Help!!!— sarumi ridwon (@ridwon_sarumi) July 19, 2017
In retaliation,other tanker drivers have set same bank on fire. As I tweet this,the sterling bank beside it is on fire too.— Omega male (@Ifedoh) July 19, 2017
Unconfirmed reports have it that Sterling bank at Wharf road in Apapa area of Lagos has been set ablaze by some... https://t.co/ofyrJTZrlX— niyi tabiti (@niyitabiti) July 19, 2017