Sunday, 1 December 2019

Club Killing In Lagos: Police React, Says Five Policemen Now In Its Custody, Awaits Trail: Olusegun Ariyo

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A club identified as crest Inn, situated at 28  Balogun Street  in Oshodi within Lagos metropolis was said to be in topsy-turvy on the 29th of November  which eventually led to the killing  of one 27-year-old Maliki Mohammed leaving two others severely injured.

The incident happened on the 29th of November at 8:30pm involving five  policemen.

A statement coming from the Lagos state Police Public Relation officer, Dsp Bala Elkana said; the Lagos state commissioner of police, CP. Hakeem Odumosu has since ordered for their arrest and detention of those policemen involved in the shooting incident.

He said the police officers involved are Insp. Orubu Olusola Insp. Apalowo ola, Insp. Kassai sule, sergeant Adoga Collins all attached to Akinpelu Division.

Although, in  their  statement, they claim they were at the club in response to a complaint made by one makinde omowumi Abibat of 9 olaore street mafoluku  at Akinpelu police station that she was assaulted in the club while trying to effect an arrest, they were attacked by some hoodlums which necessitate their use of Arm.

The spokesmen said their claims, however, fell short of the provision of force order 237 which defined the circumstances in which a police officer will be justified to use his firearm and the use of force.

Elkana said the police officers involved are already facing internal disciplinary proceedings and that if found guilty they will be handed over to a conventional court for prosecution.

“The Divisional police officer involved (DPO) and the Divisional crime officer and their operations officer has been issued queries for lack of supervision”.

He said eleven suspects were equally arrested in connection with the attack on the said team adding that the commissioner of police has ordered a thorough investigation into the case.

“The commissioner of police however empathized with families of the deceased person and those injured”.
“Whilst calling on the good people of Lagos state to remain calm as justice will be served”

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