Police Inspector Dismissed Over Alleged Murder In Lagos

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By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos


The Lagos State Police Command has said that it has dismissed one Inspector Jonathan Kampan, with Force number AP No. 278055, over alleged murder of a middle aged man.
The dismissed cop, attached to Mounted Troopd of the NIgerian Police Force, was alleged to have fired and killed one Jelili Bakare at Quinox Lounge in Sangotedo area of the state.
According to a statement by the police public relations officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, made available to journalists on Sunday, the incident occurred on 18th March, 2021.

It stated that the Command has conveyed the dimissal of the erring Inspector from the Nigeria Police to the Deputy Commissioner of Police, State CID, Panti, Yaba via letter numbered AR. 3100/LS/ SPM/vol.2/321 dated 16/4/2021, for prosecution as advised by the Department of Public Prosecution of the Lagos State.
Consequent upon the incident, Adejobi stated that the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, immediately ordered for the arrest and orderly room trial of the inspector, leading to his dismissal.

It reads, ” The Lagos State Police Command has dismissed one AP No 278055 Inspector Jonathan Kampani, attached to Mounted Troop of the Nigeria Police Force, for firing and killing one Jelili Bakare at Quinox Lounge, Sangotedo Area of Lagos State, on 18th March, 2021.
The Command has conveyed the dimissal of the erring Inspector from the Nigeria Police to the Deputy Commissioner of Police, State CID, Panti, Yaba via letter numbered AR. 3100/LS/ SPM/vol.2/321 dated 16/4/2021, for prosecution as advised by the Department of Public Prosecution of the Lagos State.
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, had ordered for the arrest and immediately orderly room trial of the inspector after the incident. 
He also led a team of senior officers in the command to pay a condolence visit to the family of the deceased at Chief Bakare’s House, Ajiranland,  Eti-Osa Local Government of Lagos State, on Saturday 27th March, 2021, where he promised that justice will be done in the matter.
The Commissioner of Police therefore urged the general public, especially the family members of the deceased, Jelili Bakare, to be patient and have trust in the Police and the judiciary as the matter will be given necessary attention and commitment it requires.
The Police boss however reiterated his zero tolerance for professional misconducts and inappropriate behaviours among police personnel in the state”.

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