The Lagos State Police Command has arrested four policemen for alleged murder and have declared an Inspector of police wanted .
The policemen were alleged to have shot dead a lady and injured another man during a raid at the Ajegunle area of Apapa.
Commissioner of Police, CP Zubairu Muazu has ordered the immediate arrest and detention of Police Officers suspected to be involved in the shooting of 20years old Ada Ifeanyi is of No 4b Amusa Lane off and another Emmanuel Akomafuwa, 32, in Ojo Road, Ajegunle on Saturday.
The duo are residents of of No. 52 Babatunde Street Olodi Apapa, and Akpiri Street, Olodi Apapa.
The incident happened on April 13, 2019 at about 7.00am.
The victims were rushed to hospital after the shooting and Ada Ifeanyi was confirmed dead while Emmanuel Akomafuwa is currently in critical condition receiving treatment from the injury he sustained as a result of the shooting.
According to police spokesman, Bala Elkana, “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, Sergeant Adeyeye Adeoye, Sergeant Kashim Tijani, Sergeant Lucky Akigbe and Sergeant Paul Adeoye while Inspector Dania Ojo who escaped immediately after the shooting incident is declared wanted by the Command.
“Lagos State Police Command condemned 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 are promptly identified, isolated, tried through internal disciplinary proceedings, dismissed from service and prosecuted in conventional Courts.
“Within the last one month, Lagos State Police Command has dismissed four Policemen for abuse of power and conducts unbecoming of Police Officers and awarded 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 extends 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 calls for calm as the Command will leave no stone untouched in ensuring that Justice prevails”.