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Ajegunle Shootings: Officers Responsible For Shooting Arrested And Detained – CP

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The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Zubairu Muazu  has ordered the immediate arrest and detention of the police officers suspected to be involved in the shooting of 20 year old Ada Ifeanyi and 32 year old Emmanuel Akomafuwa on Saturday, 13th April, 2019, in the Ajegunle area of Lagos State.

This was according to a press release signed by DSP Bala Elkana, Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Command.

The victims were rushed to hospital where 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 release revealed that 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. If found wanting, they will be prosecuted in conventional court for Murder.

“The Policemen arrested are Inspector Adamu Usman, Sergeants Adeyeye Adeoye, Kashim Tijani, Lucky Akigbe and Paul Adeoye while Inspector Dania Ojo who escaped immediately after the shooting incident has been declared wanted by the Command.

“Lagos State Police Command condemn 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 will be promptly identified, isolated, tried through internal disciplinary proceedings, dismissed from service and prosecuted in conventional Courts.

“Within the last one month, the Lagos State Police Command has dismissed four Policemen for abuse of power and conducts unbecoming of police officers and handed down 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 extended 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 called for calm as the Command would leave no stone upturned in ensuring that justice prevailed.

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