Police officers arrested for killing 17-year-old girl
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Mr. Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the killing of Tina Ezekwe, 17, allegedly killed by trigger-happy policemen.
Two Police officers suspected to have carried out the shooting was arrested and subjected to internal disciplinary proceedings.
According to Command’s spokesman, Bala Elkana: “If found culpable, they will be arraigned in court. They are Theophilus Otobo (ASP) and Oguntoba Olamigoke (Inspector) attached to Bariga Police Station.
“The incident happened on May 26, this year around 2.pm. The said Police officers fired shots from their pin down point along with Berger by 3rd Mainland Bridge in circumstances yet to be determined. One Musa Yakubu, 35, was injured at the point and a stray bullet hit Tina at Berger-Iyana-Oworo Bus stop.
“The bullet pierced through the left upper side of her lap. She was rushed to the hospital by a team of Policemen led by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO). The battle to safe her life lasted for two days, but she died on May 28 around 2.29 pm while on admission. The second person is in stable condition.
“The Police are in contact with the families of the victims. The Command deeply sympathised with the family and friends of the deceased person. The commissioner of Police calls for calm and assures the family that the perpetrators of this dastardly act will face the full weight of the law. He reiterated his stance on zero tolerance for impunity.
“Members of the public will be updated on the outcome of the investigation.”