An unnamed assistant superintendent of police (ASP) has fatally shot a female lawyer Bolanle Raheem in the Ajah area of Lagos.
The incident happened on Sunday, causing pandemonium just as people were going about celebrating Christmas.
The police officer, who was with a team of other policemen, fled the scene.
He was, however, caught and detained by the police.
Mrs. Raheem was in a vehicle with members of her family when the suspect shot at them.
A bullet was said to have hit the victim who was rushed to a hospital where she was confirmed dead.
Lagos police spokesman Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed the incident, adding that the ASP and two others with him have been taken into custody for further investigation.
“Unfortunate and avoidable incident that was. The ASP that shot and two others with him have since been taken into custody. They are to be moved to the SCID for further investigation,” Mr. Hundeyin wrote in a tweet on Monday.