By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
Four policemen are now being detained for their alleged involvement in the shooting and murder of two innocent persons in Lagos.
Similarly, one other who escaped after the perpetration of the unlawful act has been declared wanted by the Lagos Police Command.
The cops include Inspector Adamu Usman, Sergeant Adeyeye Adeoye, Sergeant Kashim Tijani, Sergeant Lucky Akigbe, Sergeant Paul Adeoye while Inspector Dania Ojo who escaped immediately after the shooting incident has been declared wanted.
The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, Zubairu Muazu ordered the immediate arrest and detention of the Officers after the commissioning of the act.
They were suspected to be involved in the shooting of one Ada Ifeanyi , a 20 years old female resident of No 4b Amusa Lane off Ojo road Ajegunle and Emmanuel Akomafuwa, a 32 years old, who lives at No. 52 Babatunde Street Olodi Apapa, at Akpiri Street, Olodi Apapa.
It was learnt that the incident to happened on 13th April, 2019 at about 7.00am.
According to report, 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.
The command’s public relations officer DSP Bala Elkana in a release identified the cops to be from Trinity Police Station.
He said they and are currently facing internal disciplinary proceedings at the Command Headquarters Ikeja.
According to Elkana, the rifles used by the policemen have been retrieved for forensic analysis by Ballisticians.
The police image maker assured that the officers will be prosecuted in conventional court for murder if found wanting.
The release reads, ” 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.
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.
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 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”.