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Lagos CP vows to prosecute killer policeman

The Lagos police chief made the promise when he paid a condolence visit to the families of the two victims.

• April 30, 2022
Lagos police commissioner, Abiodun Alabi
Lagos police commissioner, Abiodun Alabi

The police commissioner in Lagos, Abiodun Alabi, on Friday, pledged to ensure justice for families of men killed at a birthday party in Lagos by a policeman.

“We will do anything possible to make sure that everyone involved in the matter will be brought to book,” Mr Alabi said.

The Lagos police chief made the promise when he paid a condolence visit to the families of the two victims.

Mr Alabi, who said police authorities were not happy with the incident, also promised to “talk to our men on how to relate with members of the public,” describing the shooting as “unprofessional.”

The deceased, Obieshi Chikere and Odinaka Igwe, were shot by an “off-duty” policeman, who attended the birthday party of a friend named Ifeanyi at La Silver Bar, Egbeda, Lagos, on Sunday.

Police spokesman in Lagos, Benjamin Hundeyin, had on Wednesday confirmed the identity of the rogue officer who is on the run, while announcing that the CP has ordered an immediate full-scale investigation into circumstances surrounding the unfortunate incident.

Mr Hundeyin said “findings so far revealed that the shooting was accidental” and involved an off-duty police officer serving at the State Headquarters.

“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.


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