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Police parades officers who killed woman, wounds boyfriend at Ajegunle on Saturday

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The Police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old woman and her male companion in Ajegunle area of Lagos on Saturday have been arrested on the orders of the state commissioner of police, Zubairu Muazu.

They 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.

The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, said the Police officers were already facing internal disciplinary actions at the Command’s headquarters, adding that if found wanting, they would be prosecuted in conventional court for murder.
The officers, from Trinity Police Station all have their rifles retrieved for forensic analysis  and if found wanting, they will be prosecuted in conventional Court for murder, Elkana said.

A young man identified as Emmanuel aka AJ main boy, is currently battling for his life, while his girlfriend, Jessica Ada, is dead, following their encounter with some SARS operatives while returning from a club on Saturday in Lagos.

The lovers and a friend had gone to Club J5 in Olodi Apapa, on Friday, and were returning around 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, when they were accosted by some SARS operatives who were on a bike.

Since there was no way to identify the officers, Emmanuel refused to stop for them and continued on his trip to drop Jessica at home. However, on getting to their destination, the officers showed up and opened fire on them.

Jessica was shot twice in the belly and once on the lap, while her boyfriend was shot at the back of his head, but their friend was unhurt. The officers were later identified by some eyewitnesses and the DPO of Trinity Police Station confirmed that they have been transferred to the headquarters in Ikeja for interrogation.

 

Elkana said in a Press statement, “The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, Zubairu Muazu, has ordered the immediate arrest and detention of Police officers suspected to be involved in the shooting of Ada Ifeanyi, 20, of No. 4B, Amusa Lane, Off Ojo Road Ajegunle; and Emmanuel Akomafuwa, 32, of No. 52, Babatunde Street, Olodi Apapa, at Akpiri Street, Olodi Apapa.

“The incident happened on Saturday, April 13, 2019 around 7am.

“The victims were rushed to the 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’s 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, has been declared wanted by the Command.”

The PPRO added, “Lagos State Police Command condemned in total these senseless killings of unarmed civilians by a few ‘bad eggs ‘ in the Command, who are bent on denting the image and reputation of the nation’s Police Force.

“The Command will not relent in its efforts in ridding the Force of 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 awarded various degrees 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 unturned in ensuring that justice prevails.”