- The Nigeria Police Force has dismissed Inspector Daniel Ojo from the service
- Ojo together with five other policemen had shot dead one Adaobi Ifeanyi and wounded Emmanuel Akomafuwa in Ajegunle, Lagos
- Ojo escaped immediately after the shooting and has been declared wanted
Inspector Daniel Ojo who shot dead one Adaobi Ifeanyi and wounded another, Emmanuel Akomafuwa, in Ajegunle area of Lagos last Saturday, April 13, has been dismissed from service and declared wanted.
The Lagos state commissioner of police, Zubairu Muazu, disclosed this while addressing journalists at the Lagos state Police Command headquarters, Ikeja, on Thursday, April 18.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Ojo together with five other policemen had on April 13 accosted their victims during when he shot Ifeanyi who died on the spot. The five policemen were however subjected to orderly room trial while Ojo escaped.
“On April 13, 2019 at about 7am, police officers attached to Trinity Police Station who were suspected to be involved in the shooting of Adaobi Ifeanyi and Emmanuel Akomafuwa at Akpiri Street, Olodi Apapa, were arrested and detained,” he said.
Muazu gave their names as Insp. Adamu Usman, Sgt. Adeyeye Adeoye, Sgt. Kashim Tijani, Sgt. Lucky Akigbe and Sgt. Paul Adeoye.
“Inspector Dania Ojo who escaped immediately after the shooting was declared wanted. The other police officers were subjected to internal disciplinary proceedings at the command headquarters Ikeja.
“Investigation revealed that Inspector Dania Ojo unilaterally carried out the shooting without consideration to laid down procedures on the use of firearm. He is therefore, found guilty of abuse of power, unlawful and unnecessary exercise of authority. He is thereby dismissed from the Nigeria Police Force and declared wanted. Upon arrest, he will be charged to court for murder.” the CP said.
Meanwhile, an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Yomi Shogunle, on Wednesday, April 17, said that another way of avoiding "kasala" which in local parlance means trouble, by Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) is not to speak Queens English to police officers.
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