Police officers who shot Ada Ifeanyi, Emmanuel Akomafuwa arrested, detained


…As CP vowed to punish perpetrators.

The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Zubairu Muazu has ordered for the immediate arrest and detention of Police Officers suspected to be involved in the shooting of a 20 year old female, Ada Ifeanyi of No 4B Amusa Lane, off Ojo Road Ajegunle and a 32 year old man, Emmanuel Akomafuwa of No. 52 Babatunde Street Olodi Apapa, at Akpiri Street, Olodi Apapa at about 7.00am on 13th April, 2019.

The Public Relations Officer of the command, Mr. Bala Elkana who confirmed the arrest of the officers in a statement in Lagos on Sunday said that the victims were rushed to hospital and Ada Ifeanyi was confirmed dead while Emmanuel Akomafuwa was currently on admission receiving treatment from the injury he sustained as a result of the shooting.

Elkana noted that members of the team suspected to be involved in the shooting were from Trinity Police Station and were currently facing internal disciplinary proceedings at the command Headquarters Ikeja.

While stating that their Rifles had been retrieved for forensic analysis by Ballisticians, he added that if found wanting, the officers would be prosecuted in conventional court for Murder.

He gave the names of the Policemen arrested as; 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 was 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 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 untouched in ensuring that justice prevails”, he said.

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