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Indiscriminate Shooting: Lagos Police arrest five officers in connection to Ajegunle killing

Following the indiscriminate shooting that led to the death of a lady, Ada Ifeanyi and the injury of another victim, Emmanuel Akomafuwa along Ojo road, Ajegunle, Lagos Mainland, the operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have apprehended five officers suspected to be involved in the incident.

According to the Command, the State Commissioner of Police, CP Zubairu Muazu ordered the immediate arrest and detention of officers suspected to be involved in the shooting which occurred at No 4b, Amusa Lane off Ojo road, Ajegunle, Lagos Mainland.

In a statement obtained by InsideMainland, the State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana said; “The incident happened on 13th April,  2019 at about 7.00am. The victims were rushed to hospital and Ada Ifeanyi was confirmed dead while Emmanuel 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.”

He continued saying; “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.”

Meanwhile, DSP Elkana said the 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 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,” he said.

He added that; “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.”

Also, the State Commissioner of Police extended the Command’s deepest condolences to the family and friends of late Ada Ifeanyi and promised to foot the medical bills of Emmanuel Akomafuwa. In addition, the Police boss called for calm saying the Command will leave no stone untouched in ensuring that justice prevails.

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