The Lagos state police command said an inspector identified as Okon Essien detained in the state Criminal Investigation Department’s (CID) cell with a location in Yaba for allegedly shooting and killing one Hassan Usman Stanley was alleged to have killed self.
The command’s Public Relation officer, Dsp Bala Elkana in a statement said the suspect was arrested at Akodo on 31-1-2020 at about 0240hours alongside three of his colleagues identified as inspector olorunloju Olusegun, inspector Lawrence Adegboye and Sgt Ovbioghi joseph.
He said the detained policemen intercepted four suspects namely, Samson ugonah (M), Omachi Godwin (M), Hassan Usman Stanley (M) and prosper Okoye (M). Along Area 12, offshore oil, Dangote refinery project in Akodo.
Inspector Okon Essien was alleged to have shot at one of the suspects identified as Hassan Usman Stanley resulting to his death.
Elkana said the policemen were arrested and taken to state criminal investigation Department in yaba for investigation, adding that while in custody, the said inspector Okon Essien is alleged to have killed self.
His corpse is deposited at the mortuary for autopsy as the commissioner of police Lagos state, CP Hakeem Odumosu has ordered an in-depth investigation into the case.
Meanwhile command has also arrested 34 suspects for attacking police officers at Iyana ipaja during a protest of government decision to restrict motorcycles and tricycle ban.
The statement put further that team of policemen carrying out enforcement on restrictions of motorcycles at Aboru Area where 86 motorcycles were impounded.
He said riders of the impounded motorcycles and thugs in large numbers advanced to iyana ipaja and attacked police officers on duty at Alaguntan and Aboru junction as one inspector salifu Umar was injured by the hoodlums but no life was lost in the attack.
Elkana said the injured inspector was rushed to the hospital and he is responding to treatment.
He said one Lagos state Traffic management Authority vehicle and two neighbourhoods watch patrol bicycles were burnt by the hoodlums, adding that the windscreen of police patrol vehicle was also damaged.
“Reinforcement was sent to the affected areas by command headquarters and the situation was brought under control”.
“The commissioner of police has condemned the attack on police officers carrying out their lawful duties and vow that the perpetrators of such dastardly act will face the full weight of the law”.
"Suspects will be charged to court".