Lagos State Police Command has apprehended it five personal of the special anti-robbery squad that were involved in killing of a young lady and shooting her boyfriend on the head in the Olodi Apapa area of the state yesterday early morning.
The information was revealed via statement by command’s Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, according to him, the officers are being detained on the orders of the Commissioner of Police, Mr Zubairu Mu’azu, while one Inspector of Police who were involved in incident has been declared wanted.
According to the report by Omokoshaban.com the lady, 20-year old Ada Ifeanyi were reported to have died on the spot, while her boyfriendfriend 32-year old Emmanuel Okomafuwa is presently receiving treatment from the injuries he suffered as a result of the shooting in the hospital.
According to eagle eye media, “Police Inspector declared wanted
Members of the team suspected to be involved in the shooting are from Trinity Police Station and are currently facing internal disciplinary proceedings at the Command Headquarters Ikeja”.
The statement further adds that, “Their Rifles have been retrieved for forensic analysis by Ballisticians. If found wanting, they will be prosecuted in conventional Court for Murder.
“The Policemen arrested are (1) Inspector Adamu Usman (2) Sergeant Adeyeye Adeoye (3) Sergeant Kashim Tijani (4) Sergeant Lucky Akigbe and (5) Sergeant Paul Adeoye while Inspector Dania Ojo who escaped immediately after the shooting incident is declared wanted by the Command.
“Lagos State Police Command condemned in total these senseless killings of unarmed civilians by few ‘bad eggs ‘ in the Command, who are bend towards denting the image and reputation of the Nation’s Police Force. The Command will not relent in its efforts in ridding the force of these criminal elements.
“Those involved in extrajudicial killings and abuse of power are promptly identified, isolated, tried through internal disciplinary proceedings, dismissed from service and prosecuted in conventional Courts.
“Within the last month, Lagos State Police Command has dismissed four Policemen for abuse of power and conducts unbecoming of Police Officers and awarded the various degree of punishments to 41 others”.
The command noted that four dismissed Policemen were charged to Court and remanded in prison custody. “Our collective resolve in building a more humane, professional, dedicated, courageous and people-oriented Police Force is a task that must be done and together we can make it a reality.
“The Commissioner of Police extends the Command’s deepest condolences to the family and friends of Ada Ifeanyi and promised to foot the medical bills of Emmanuel Akomafuwa.
“The CP calls for calm as the Command will leave no stone untouched in ensuring that Justice prevails”.Click Download bellow to download Omokoshaban.com News Updates, and Education Mobile App.