Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command on Sunday arrested five Police officers and declared Inspector, Dania Ojo, wanted, for allegedly shooting a girl, identified as Ada Ifeanyi, in the Apapa area of the state.
Emmanuel Akomafuwa was said to have sustained life-threatening injuries as a result of the shooting that killed the 20-year-old girl.
The policemen arrested were identified as: Inspector Adamu Usman, Sergeant Adeyeye Adeoye, Sergeant Kashim Tijani, Sergeant Lucky Akigbe and, Sergeant Paul Adeoye.
According to the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, the Police officers are currently facing internal disciplinary actions at the Command’s headquarters, adding if found wanting, they would be prosecuted in conventional court for murder.
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The incident was said to have happened on Saturday, April 13, 2019 around 7am and the victims were rushed to the hospital but 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.
Elkana, who condemned the rate at which policemen have been involved in the killing of unarmed civilians, said the commissioner had expressed his deepest condolences to the bereaved family, adding the Command, in its effort to rid the Force off ‘criminal elements,’ subjects any officer found culpable to disciplinary measures, dismissal and prosecution in a convention court.