The police officers involved in the killing of a 20-year-old lady in Ajegunle, Lagos state, have been reportedly arrested.
Legit.ng had reported earlier that a lady and a young man with her were both shot in Ajegunle area of Lagos. The girl died from the shooting while the man sustained grievous injuries and doctors are currently battling to save his life.
The names of the officers said to be involved in the shooting are:
- Inspector Adamu Usman
- Sergeant Adeyeye Adeoye
- Sergeant Kashim Tijani
- Sergeant Lucky Akigbe and
- Sergeant Paul Adeoye
Meanwhile one Inspector Dania Ojo, who escaped immediately after the shooting incident, has been declared wanted by the Command.
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NAN reports that the Command’s spokesman, DSP Bala Elkana, said in a statement that the incident happened at No. 4b, Amusa Lane off Ojo Road, Ajegunle.
“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. If found wanting, they will be prosecuted in conventional court for murder.
“Lagos State Police Command condemned in total these senseless killings of unarmed civilians by few ‘bad eggs ‘ in the command, who are bent 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,” he said.
There have been several reports of police brutality, gross extra-judicial killings, the recent being the shooting of Kolade Johnson, a father of one, by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
Kolade was shot dead on Sunday, March 31 while he was watching a football match between Liverpool and Tottenham.
Legit.ng carried out polls on both facebook and twitter to weigh the reactions of Nigerians on the activities of SARS and the NPF generally, asking if the rate of police brutality will reduce with the scrapping of the squad or a total reform of the police force.
On facebook, out of 2,000 respondents to the poll, 46% believed that SARS should be totally scrapped to deal with police brutality in the country once and for all.
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