By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE Lagos
Tragedy has struck the family of the Ezekwes in Lagos as one of the offsprings, Tina Ezekwe died following bullet wound injury.
The deceased, a 17 year old girl was said to have been hit by a bullet during a shooting spree by two policemen in Lagos.
Our correspondent gathered that the cops identified as ASP Theophilus Otobo and Inspector Oguntoba Olamigoke attached to Bariga Police Station fired shots from their pin down point along Berger by third mainland bridge.
One Musa Yakubu, 35 years was said to have been injured at the point, while a stray bullet hit Tina at Berger Iyanaworu Bus stop.
According to report, the bullet pierced through the left upper side of her hip and was rushed to hospital by a team of Policemen led by the Divisional Police Officer where she later died.
Consequently, it was learnt that the two policemen have been arrested and ongoing orderly room trial.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Bala Elkana who confirmed the incident in a release said it occurred on 26th May, 2020 at about 10.45 hours.
It reads, ” The Commissioner of Police Lagos State Command, CP Hakeem Odumosu psc has ordered an in depth investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Tina Ezekwe ‘f’ 17 years old.
Two Police Officers suspected to have carried out the shooting were arrested and subjected to internal disciplinary proceedings. If found culpable, they will be arraigned in Court. They are ASP Theophilus Otobo and Inspector Oguntoba Olamigoke attached to Bariga Police Station.
The incident happened on 26th May, 2020 at about 2245 hours.
The said Police Officers fired shots from their pin down point along Berger by third mainland bridge, in a circumstances yet to be determined one Musa Yakubu ‘m’ 35 years was injured at the point and a stray bullet hit Tina at Berger Yanaworu Bus stop.
The bullet pierced through the left upper side of her lap. She was rushed to hospital by a team of Policemen led by the Divisional Police Officer.
The battle to safe her life lasted for two days, she died on 28th May, 2020 at about 2129 hours while on admission. The second person is in stable condition.
The Police is in contact with the families of the victims from the day of the incident. The Command deeply sympathised with the family and friends of the deceased person.
The Commissioner of Police calls for calm and assures the family that the perpetrators of this dastardly act will face the full weight of the law.
He reiterated his stance on zero tolerance for impunity. Members of the public will be updated on the outcome of the investigation”.