May 29, 2020
The Commissioner of Police Lagos State Command, CP Hakeem Odumosu has ordered an in depth investigation into the circumstances surrounding the killing of Tina Ezekwe, 17, allegedly killed by trigger-happy policemen.
Two Police Officers suspected to have carried out the shooting were arrested and subjected to internal disciplinary proceedings.
According to police spokesman, Bala Elkana, ” If found culpable, they will be arraigned in Court. They are ASP Theophilus Otobo and Inspector Oguntoba Olamigoke attached to Bariga Police Station.
“The incident happened on May 26, 2020 around 2.pm.The said Police Officers fired shots from their pin down point along Berger by third mainland bridge, in a circumstances yet to be determined. One Musa Yakubu 35, was injured at the point and a stray bullet hit Tina at Berger-Iyana Oworo 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 May, 28, 2020 around 2.29pm while on admission. The second person is in stable condition.
“The Police is in contact with the families of the victims. 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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