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Five policemen arrested, one declared wanted over fatal shooting in Lagos

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PHOTO: The policemen behind the killing of a lady in Ajegunle Lagos: Inspector Adamu Usman, Sergeant Adeyeye Adeoye, Sergeant Kashim Tijani, Sergeant Lucky Akigbe and Sergeant Paul Adeoye

The men of the Nigerian Police force have shot dead a 20-year-old and injured a man in Ajegunle Lagos.

Eyewitnesses said Ada Ifeanyi, who was killed, and Emmanuel Akomafuwa were returning from a nightclub in the early hours of Saturday when they were shot by a team of policemen at Amusa Lane, Off Ojo Road Ajegunle.

Ifeanyi died on the spot while Akomafuwa sustained serious injuries and doctors are currently battling to save his life.

The policemen behind the shooting were identified as inspector Adamu Usman, Sergeant Adeyeye Adeoye, Sergeant Kashim Tijani, Sergeant Lucky Akigbe, Sergeant Paul Adeoye and Inspector Dania Ojo who is still at large.

“The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, Zubairu Muazu, has ordered the immediate arrest and detention of Police officers suspected to be involved in the shooting of Ada Ifeanyi, 20, of No. 4B, Amusa Lane, Off Ojo Road Ajegunle; and Emmanuel Akomafuwa, 32, of No. 52, Babatunde Street, Olodi Apapa, at Akpiri Street, Olodi Apapa,” Lagos State police spokesman Bala Elkana said in a statement.

“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’s Headquarters, Ikeja.”

The fatal shooting happened less than two weeks after a Nigerian youth Kolade Johnson was killed by the men of Anti-Cultism Squad during a raid on his neighbourhood in Mangoro area of Lagos.

Johnson was hit by a stray bullet shot by the officers while watching the English Premier League match between Liverpool and Tottenham.

The police officer responsible for Johnsons’ murder Inspector Ogunyemi Olalekan was dismissed by the force and handed over to the Criminal Investigation Department, Panti for prosecution in conventional Court.

The police followed up the Ogunyemi’s dismissal with the demotion six officers and dismissal of another for different cases of misconduct.

The spokesman for the Police Service Commission, Ikechukwu Ani, said in a statement that the dismissals and demotions followed the fifth plenary meeting of the Commission, that held on March 26 and 27, 2019.


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