CP orders transfer of case involving shooting, killing of Sergeant Onalaja Onajide to State CID

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… Condoles with family of fallen colleague, assures them that Justice will prevail

The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu has ordered the transfer of the case involving the shooting and killing of Sergeant Onalaja Onajide attached to Ilemba Hausa Division, to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba for discreet investigation.

A statement in Lagos on Thursday by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana disclosed that the decision followed the reports received by the command accusing the Divisional Police Officer Ilemba Hausa, CSP Yahaya Mohammed Adeshina of shooting the Sergeant while dispersing crowds that gathered in front of the station.

The statement also revealed that the DPO was arrested and detained at the State CID for investigation and his rifle retrieved for forensic examination.

It added that the command had ordered that autopsy be carried out on the deceased person.

“The Commissioner of Police expressed his heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the fallen colleague and assured them that the command will stand with them in this moment of grief and ensure that justice prevails”, the statement further said.

The statement recalled that the shooting incident happened on 10th May, 2020 at about 9.40pm saying that “the report forwarded to the Headquarters by the DPO on 16/5/2020 at about 1500hours, stated that unknown gunmen fired gunshots at the Divisional Police Officer, Ilemba Hausa and the Station Guard, Sergeant Onalaja Onajide.

“That while the DPO survived the gunshot, the Station Guard did not. The DPO further reported that two suspects were arrested in connection with the crime. The two suspects initially arrested are suspected to be deserted soldiers. The command will hand them over to the military authority for further investigation.”

Photo: Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu.

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