Police officer dismissed for attempted murder in Lagos

Police Command has dismissed and ordered prosecution one Sgt. Eze Aiwansoba for firing at, and attempting to kill his lady friend, Joy Ndubueze.

State Police Command’s Spokesperson, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said in a that incident happened Oct. 8, at Salvation Road, Opebi, Ikeja, Lagos.

The affected policeman was attached to the Special Unit, Base 16, Ikeja at the time the incident.

“The Commissioner Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, ordered for a room trial the suspect where he was found guilty and recommended for dismissal.

“The approval for his dismissal was contained in a letter numbered PC. 458465/LS/DFA/2, dated Feb. 2, 2021.

“After his dismissal, Ex-Sergeant Eze Aiwansoba, was transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for prosecution via letter numbered AR:3100/LS/SPM/Vol.2/311, dated February 3, 2021,” the read.

CSP Adejobi said in the that the Director of Public Prosecution recommended that the ex-police sergeant be for attempted murder.

He said the suspect was subsequently to Yaba Magistrates’ Court Feb. 9, adding that the CP had vowed to punish any erring police officer.

“The State CID had written a letter to the Director of Public Prosecution, Lagos State, for legal advice which was eventually replied.

“It noted that the sergeant should be to court for attempted murder, contrary to Section 230, Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

“The ex-sergeant was charged to Magistrate Court, Yaba, Feb. 9, 2021 with attempted murder of Joy Ndubueze and the case is still ,” he said.

The CP assured the public that no erring police would go unpunished as the command will not condone any act of and unprofessionalism in all areas, it said. (NAN)