Police arrest five, declare one Inspector wanted for killing 20-year-old lady and injuring her boyfriend in Lagos. (Photos)
The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Zubairu Muazu, has ordered the immediate arrest and detention of Police Officers who opened fire on Ada Ifeanyi, 20, and her boyfriend, Emmanuel Akomafuwa, 32, at Akpiri Street, Olodi Apapa, Lagos State .
The incident occurred on the 13th April, 2019 at about 7.00am while the couple were returning from a nightclub.
The victims were rushed to hospital and Ada was confirmed dead while Emmanuel is currently battling for his life. .
Members of the team suspected to be involved in the shooting are from Trinity Police Station and are currently facing internal disciplinary proceedings at the Command Headquarters Ikeja.
Their Rifles have been retrieved for forensic analysis by Ballisticians. If found wanting, they will be prosecuted in conventional Court for Murder.
The Policemen arrested are (1) Inspector Adamu Usman (2) Sergeant Adeyeye Adeoye (3) Sergeant Kashim Tijani (4) Sergeant Lucky Akigbe and (5) Sergeant Paul Adeoye, while Inspector Dania Ojo who escaped immediately after the shooting incident is 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 bent towards denting the image and reputation of the Nation’s Police Force. [Swipe to view graphic images]
The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, said the Police officers were already facing internal disciplinary actions at the Command’s headquarters, adding that if found wanting, they would be prosecuted in conventional court for murder. “The incident happened on Saturday, April 13, 2019 around 7am,” Police said; contrary to social media allegations that they were shot at night while they were returning from a club.
According to reports, Ada died as a result of the shooting, while Emmanuel, suspected to be her boyfriend, sustained grievous injuries and doctors are currently battling to save his life.