Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Lagos police officer shoot teenager to death in her home

Mosurat Ojuade was killed by a trigger-happy policeman during a raid in Surulere neighborhood Friday night.

• September 13, 2021

An 18-year-old lady was fatally shot by a police officer outside her home in Lagos Friday night.

The lady identified as Mosurat Ojuade, was killed by a trigger-happy policeman during a raid in Surulere neighborhood. She lived at 53, Mogaji Street, along Agbebi Road in Ijeshatedo.

Per a witness account, Ms Ojuade and her sister ran into their compound for safety, as the raider was ransacking the neighborhood. But as their mother tried to hurriedly closed the gate, the police officer shot into their gate. His bullet fell the unfortunate teenager.

Ms Ojuade was pronounced dead at an hospital after bleeding profusely from the bullet wound.

Before the police cut short her life, the victim was awaiting university admission having scored an impressive 236 marks in Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examination.

The Lagos police command confirmed that Ms Ojuade was hit by a stray bullet by one of its detectives from Panti Division on assignment to Surulere.

Lagos police spokesman Adekunle Ajisebutu, in a statement, said efforts were made to save the lady but she died on her way to the hospital.

He said unidentified police officer who shot Ms Ojuade have been arrested and detained by the police.

The Lagos State Commissioner for Police, Hakeem Odumosu, says he regrets the unfortunate but avoidable incident, while he commiserates with the family of the deceased.

Mr Ajisebutu added that the state commissioner of police has directed that the police officer should be dismissed from the force immediately and charged to court for his crimes.

“This is therefore to inform the bereaved family, sympathisers and the general public that the erring Police officer who pulled the trigger has been identified and is currently being detained,” he said.

More from Peoples Gazette

Health

COVID-19 Test: FG imposes travel ban on 2,000 Nigerians, foreigners

The Presidential Steering Committee(PSC) on COVID-19 has banned over 2,000 Nigerians and foreigners from travelling abroad and into the country.

World

Armed robbers who tracked, kidnapped bankers, arrested, jailed

A U.S. court has jailed three bank robbers Antonio Johnson 44, Travis Jackson 37, and Shalundra Johnson, for kidnapping and multiple bank robberies.

Showbiz

BBNaija: Emmanuel emerges head of house as Pere, Angel join other housemates

Emmanuel, Shine Ya Eye housemate of the TV reality show, Big Brother Naija, has emerged head of house for the final week.

Politics

AnambraDecides: Andy Uba cries out against killing of APC members

The APC candidate in the forthcoming Anambra governorship election, Andy Uba, has called on Governor Willie Obiano and the SSS to stop political killings.

Governor Abubakar Bagudu

Politics

While over 80 Kebbi students languish in bandits den, Bagudu says insecurity exaggerated

Kidnapped since June 17, over 80 abducted Kebbi students remain in captivity for 90 days and counting.

Virgil Griffith

World

U.S. citizen nabbed conspiring to assist North Korea evade sanctions

The accused is said to have taught North Korean officials to evade U.S. sanctions by trading cryptocurrency.