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Policeman absconds for allegedly killing two

A policeman serving at the Lagos State Police Command has absconded from duty after allegedly killing two people at the birthday party of his friend.

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A policeman serving at the Lagos State Police Command has absconded from duty after allegedly killing two people at the birthday party of his friend.

Command spokesman SP Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed the development on Wednesday to a Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

He said that the command expected the suspect to turn himself in for investigation.

“The policeman has not been arrested because he ran away. He has been identified. He is one of us at the state command headquarters.

“We are doing everything possible to bring him for investigation.

“We expect him to turn himself in. The command has reached out to the families of the deceased. Two persons were killed and some persons injured,” he said.

The spokesman had earlier in a statement said that on April 24 at about 9.00 p.m. shooting incident occurred at La Silver Bar, Egbeda, which resulted in the death of two persons.

According to him, upon receipt of the information, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi, ordered an immediate full-scale investigation into the circumstances surrounding the unfortunate incident.

“While the investigation is ongoing, findings so far revealed that the shooting was accidental and involved an off-duty police officer, (name withheld), serving at the State Headquarters, Ikeja.

“Findings equally revealed that the off-duty officer is a friend of the celebrant (name also withheld) and was not at the party in any official capacity.

“Efforts are currently being intensified to apprehend the fleeing birthday celebrant while the officer involved is expected to turn himself in anytime soon,” he said.

Hundeyin said that the Lagos police boss has given firm assurances that everyone found culpable in the sad and unavoidable incident would be dealt with in accordance with the provisions of the law.

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