Police Officers Face Panel Over Shooting Of A Teenager

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An Assistant Superintendent Of Police, ASP and an Inspector are being investigated over the killing of a 17year old girl identified as Tina Ezekwe.

The Police officers, ASP Theophilus Otobo and inspector Oguntoba Olamigoke , of Bariga Police Station, were said to have been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command. This is even as the State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, was said to have condoled with family and friends of the deceased person while calling for calm.

CP Hakeem Odumosu was also said to have ordered an in depth investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Ezekwe . According to the Police in Lagos, two Police Officers suspected to have carried out the shooting were arrested and subjected to internal disciplinary proceedings. If found culpable, the officers would be arraigned in Court.

Giving account of the incident which happened on 26th May, 2020 at about 10 .45 am, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Bala Elkana said Police Officers fired shots from their pin down point along Berger by third mainland bridge, in a circumstances yet to be determined. One 35 years old man, Musa Yakubu was injured at the point while a stray bullet hit Tina at Berger IYana oworu Bus stop. “The bullet pierced through the left upper side of her lap. She was rushed to hospital by a team of Policemen led by the Divisional Police Officer. The battle to safe her life lasted for two days, she died on 28th May, 2020 at about 2129 hours while on admission. The second person is in stable condition.”

Bala said that Police is in contact with the families of the victims from the day of the incident. “The Command deeply sympathised with the family and friends of the deceased person. The Commissioner of Police calls for calm and assures the family that the perpetrators of this dastardly act will face the full weight of the law. He reiterated his stance on zero tolerance for impunity. Members of the public will be updated on the outcome of the investigation.”

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