In the aftermath of the raid by the men of the Lagos State Task Force and the eventual death of a teenager in Akoun, Ikorodu, Lagos Mainland, the operatives of the unit has denied any involvement in death of the school girl.
Recall news of the death of the girl who was allegedly hit by a stray bullet went rife on social media with many calling for investigation into the matter.
The killing led to panic and uneasiness in the community with some angry residents reportedly engaging the officers of the Taskforce.
Reacting to the development, the Chairman of the Lagos State Task Force, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi refuted the story, saying the Agency was not involved in any enforcement operations around Ikorodu as reported on Saturday, 23rd of March, 2019.
According to Egbeyemi, it became necessary to correct this misrepresentation due to persistent inquiries from members of the public and need to set the records straight.
He noted that it was unfortunate that the inaccurate report has generated negative comments that portrayed the task force team as an irresponsible organisation.
While confirming that a young school girl was killed in Ikorodu, CSP Egbeyemi affirmed that the Police Officer involved in the incident was not attached to the Lagos State Task Force.
“It is on record that the Officer who killed a 17-year-old girl (Adijat Shakiru) at Ikorodu, one Sergeant Mudi Emmanuel has been arrested and is undergoing ‘orderly room’ at Provost Marshall Unit for professional misconduct over the killing”, he said.
He also reiterated that the Lagos Police Command has clarified that “the action fell short of the rules of engagement for the use of firearms and professional standards for Police”, adding that the Officer would soon be charged to court for murder.