Lagos CP pays tribute to Police Inspector killed by colleague


The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu has paid a glowing tribute to Police Inspector, Adekunle Ilesanmi who sustained deep cuts and died while preventing an unruly colleague, Sergeant Okema Azuquo from killing co-tenants.

According to a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, at about 8.10pm on June 4, 2020, one Azees Adebayo of No. 8 Dosunmu Street, Agbelekale Oke-odo reported at Oke-Odo Police Station that one Sergeant Okema Azuquo, a tenant in the same house returned home and engaged other tenants in a fight.

He also reported that the Sergeant inflicted matchet cuts on one Inspector Adekunle Ilesanmi who was also a tenant in the house and trying to stop him from harming other civilian tenants.

The statement further disclosed that Ayodele Eyitayo, a tenant in the house sustained minor injury on his face.

“A team of Policemen led by the Divisional Police Officer was promptly deployed to the scene. The injured persons were taken to hospital for treatment while the Sergeant was arrested.

“While Ayodele Eyitayo was treated and discharged, the Inspector was admitted due to the severity of the injuries he sustained. The Inspector however, died on 07/06/2020 while on admission.

“Homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti has taken over the investigation. The suspect will be charged to Court as soon as investigation and disciplinary proceedings are concluded”, the statement said.

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

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