Police officers involved in the shooting of Ada Ifeanyi and Emmanuel Akomafuwa have been arrested and detained by the Lagos State Police Command.
The Commissioner of Police, Zubair Muazu vowed that the perpetrators must be punished.
The officers are suspected to be involved in the shooting of Ada Ifeanyi ‘f’ 20 years old of No. 4b Amusa Lane off Ojo road Ajegunle and Emmanuel Akomafuwa ‘m’ 32 years old of No. 52 Babatunde Street Olodi at Apapa.
The incident happened on 13th April, 2019 at about 7.00 a.m.
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 and are likely to face murder charge.
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.
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.
A statement signed by DSP Bala Elkana said the four dismissed policemen were charged to court and remanded in prison custody.
He assured that 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.
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