Sunday, 14 April 2019

Inspector Dania Ojo has been Declared wanted by the Nigerian police over killing of Ada ifanyi in Lagos state. Five others were arrested

Operatives of the Lagos State Police
Command have arrested five Police
officers and declared an Inspector ,
Dania Ojo , wanted , for allegedly
shooting dead a girl , Ada Ifeanyi , in the
Apapa area of Lagos State .
One Emmanuel Akomafuwa was said to
have sustained life - threatening injuries
as a result of the shooting that killed
the 20- year - old girl .
The policemen arrested were identified
as: Inspector Adamu Usman , Sergeant
Adeyeye Adeoye , Sergeant Kashim
Tijani, Sergeant Lucky Akigbe and,
Sergeant Paul Adeoye .
The state ’ s Police Public Relations
Officer, Bala Elkana, said the Police
officers were already facing internal
disciplinary actions at the Command ’s
headquarters, adding that if found
wanting, they would be prosecuted in
conventional court for murder .
Elkana said in a Press statement , “ The
Commissioner of Police Lagos State ,
Zubairu Muazu, has ordered the
immediate arrest and detention of
Police officers suspected to be involved
in the shooting of Ada Ifeanyi , 20, of
No. 4 B, Amusa Lane , Off Ojo Road
Ajegunle; and Emmanuel Akomafuwa,
32, of No. 52, Babatunde Street , Olodi
Apapa, at Akpiri Street, Olodi Apapa .
“ The incident happened on Saturday,
April 13, 2019 around 7 am .
“ The victims were rushed to the
hospital and Ada Ifeanyi was confirmed
dead, while Emmanuel Akomafuwa is
currently on admission , receiving
treatment from the injury he sustained
as a result of the shooting.
“ Members of the team suspected to be
involved in the shooting are from
Trinity Police Station and are currently
facing internal disciplinary proceedings
at the Command ’s Headquarters, Ikeja .
“ Their rifles have been retrieved for
forensic analysis by ballisticians . If
found wanting, they will be prosecuted
in conventional court for murder.
“ The policemen arrested are : Inspector
Adamu Usman, Sergeant Adeyeye
Adeoye , Sergeant Kashim Tijani ,
Sergeant Lucky Akigbe and Sergeant
Paul Adeoye ; while Inspector Dania Ojo ,
who escaped immediately after the
shooting incident , has been declared
wanted by the Command .”
Elkana, who condemned the rate at
which policemen have been involved in
the killing of unarmed civilians, said CP
Mu’azu had expressed his deepest
condolences to the bereaved family,
adding that the Command , in its effort
to rid the Force off ‘criminal elements,’
subjects any officer found culpable to
disciplinary measures , dismissal and
prosecution in a convention court.
The PPRO added , “ Lagos State Police
Command condemned in total these
senseless killings of unarmed civilians
by a few ‘ bad eggs ‘ in the Command ,
who are bent on denting the image and
reputation of the nation ’ s Police Force.
“ The Command will not relent in its
efforts in ridding the Force of these
criminal elements.
Powered by Ru “ Those involved in extra - judicial
killings and abuse of power are
promptly identified , isolated, tried
through internal disciplinary
proceedings, dismissed from service
and prosecuted in conventional Courts .
“ Within the last one month , Lagos State
Police Command has dismissed four
policemen for abuse of power and
awarded various degrees of
punishments to 41 others .
“ The four dismissed policemen were
charged to court and remanded in
prison custody .
“ Our collective resolve in building a
more humane , professional , dedicated,
courageous and people- oriented Police
Force is a task that must be done and
together, we can make it a reality .
“ The Commissioner of Police extends
the Command ’ s deepest condolences to
the family and friends of Ada Ifeanyi,
and promised to foot the medical bills
of Emmanuel Akomafuwa.
“ The CP calls for calm, as the Command
will leave no stone unturned in
ensuring that justice prevails .

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