Thursday, 4 February 2016

Policeman who shot dead civilian yesterday has been arrested, dismissed and arraigned in court

Read the press statement from Lagos State Police below...

    On February 3rd, 2016 at about 1930hours, Sgt. Ologunowa Ojo attached to the Special Protection Unit Base 2 Ikeja and posted on duty at Frajend Investment Nigeria Ltd Shapati Akodo, accidentally shot one Taye Akande ‘m’ aged 45yrs, a native of Ibadan in Oyo State. The victim was rushed to General Hospital Akodo where he later gave up the ghost.

    The Police Officer in question has been arrested, tried in an orderly room and subsequently dismissed from the Force. He will be arraigned in court tomorrow 5/2/2016 to face the consequences of his inaction. The Lagos State Police Command wishes to re-assure the members of the public of her resolve to deal decisively with officer (s) who misconducted themselves in this manner.

    The police is ever committed to protection of lives and properties. Meanwhile the Command regrets the action of this dissident erring officer and sympathize with the family of the deceased. However the Inspector-General of Police reiterates his commitment to always ensure that police personnel uphold the guidelines of Force Order 237 on use of fire arms and his resolve to deal decisively with any member of the force whose action negates this laid down rule.


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