Police arrest officers who allegedly shot Ifeanyi, Akomafuwa in Lagos – CP

#TrackNigeria: The Lagos state Commissioner of Police, Zubairu Muazu has ordered the immediate arrest and detention of Police Officers suspected to have shot 20 years old Miss Ada Ifeanyi and 32 years old Emmanuel Akomafuwa in Lagos.

According to a statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Bala Elkana and made available to Newsdiaryonline Sunday, the incident happened on 13th April, 2019 and the victims were rushed to hospital where Ifeanyi was confirmed dead and Akomafuwa is currently on admission receiving treatment from the injury he sustained as a result of the shooting.

“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.

“Their Rifles have been retrieved for forensic analysis by Ballisticians. If found wanting, they will be prosecuted in conventional Court for Murder,” the statement read.

Elkana named the officers as Inspector Adamu Usman, Sergeant Adeyeye Adeoye, Sergeant Kashim Tijani, Sergeant Lucky Akigbe and Sergeant Paul Adeoye.

He also stated that Inspector Dania Ojo, who allegedly escaped immediately after the shooting incident, had been 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 bent towards denting the image and reputation of the Nation’s Police Force.

“The Command will not relent in its efforts in ridding the force off these criminal elements. Those involved in extra judicial 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 one month, Lagos State Police Command has dismissed four Policemen for abuse of power and conducts unbecoming of Police Officers and awarded various degree of punishments to 41 others. The 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 statement further read.

The CP extended the Command’s condolences to the family and friends of Ada Ifeanyi and promised to foot the medical bills of Emmanuel Akomafuwa.

He also called for calm promising that the Command would leave no stone unturned in ensuring that justice prevailed.

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