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CP orders prosecution of five policemen for killing 27-year-old man

Lolo Ayaba

Five policemen involved in the shooting incident that led to the death of a 27-year-old man on Friday November 29, 2019, at Crest Inn Club, Oshodi, are currently being investigated by the Lagos State Police Command.

The officers identified as Inspectors Orubu Olusola, Apalowo Ola, Kasai Sule, Sergeants Momoh Ogwuche and Adoga Collins attached to Akinpelu Division, were under the supervision of DSP Oloko Wale, who is the Divisional Crime Officer and ASP Adamu Babajo, the Divisional Operations Officer.

It was learned that on Friday 29th November, 2019, at about 8.30pm the officers responded to a distress call.

However when they got to the club to arrest the situation, hoodlums attacked them, forcing them to open fire. Unfortunately, one Maliki Mohammed 27 was killed while two other persons sustained injuries.

CP orders prosecution of five policemen for killing 27-year-old man
CP orders prosecution of five policemen for killing 27-year-old man

According to the policemen, “We were at the club in response to a complaint made by one Makinde Omowunmi Abibat of No 9 Olaore Street, Mafoluku, Oshodi at Akinpelu Police Station, that she was assaulted in the club. While trying to effect an arrest, we were attacked by some hoodlums which resulted in their use of firearms.

Confirming the incident and subsequent arrest, the Spokesperson Lagos State Police Command, DSP Bala Elkana noted that the use of firearms however, fell short of the provision of Force Order 237 which defined the circumstances in which a Police Officer will be justified to use his Firearms and the use of Force.

Explaining further, Elkana, said the Police Officers involved are already facing internal disciplinary proceedings known as Orderly Room Trial at the Provost Department of the Command. If found guilty, they will be handed over to conventional Court for prosecution.
He however assured members of the public, that they will be updated on the outcome of the Orderly Room Trial.”

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Also, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), the Divisional Crime Officer (DCO) and the Divisional Operations Officer were issued official queries for lack of supervision”.

“Eleven suspects were however arrested in connection with the attack on the team.” The Commissioner of Police who has ordered a thorough investigation into the case, empathized with the families of the deceased person and the injured Persons. He called on the good people of Lagos State to remain calm as justice will not only be done but will be seen to be done.


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