Four Policemen dismissed for extra judicial killing, arraigned in court


The four police officers arrested earlier in the week for extrajudicial killings of two unarmed suspects at Iba in Lagos have been dismissed from the Force.

The Police Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Police command, DSP Bala Elkana who confirmed the sack to newsmen on Thursday said that the former Policemen were tried on three count charges bothering on discreditable conduct; unlawful and unnecessary exercise of authority and damage to article.

Elkana disclosed that the four Policemen were found guilty and were summarily dismissed from service and were subsequently handed over to Homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba for prosecution in conventional Court.

He said, “The four suspects, Ex-Inspector Fabiyi Omomayara, Ex-Sergeant Olaniyi Solomon, Ex-Sergeant Solomon Sunday and Ex-Corporal Aliyu Mukaila were on 22nd August, 2019 arraigned in Magistrate Court 5, Ebute Meta for conspiracy and murder and were remanded in Ikoyi prison.

“The case is adjourned to 23rd August, 2019 for DPP advice. This will serve as deterrent to others.”

It would be recalled that the Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Zubairu Muazu had earlier in the week ordered the arrest of the four officers for killing two suspects who were arrested and were already in their custody against the code of professional conduct and laws guiding how suspects in Police custody should be treated.

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