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Although
it was initially given in a statement that two soldiers were actually involved
in the shooting that took the life of a police sergeant identified as onalaja
onajide attached to ilemba Hausa Police division where the statement put that
those soldiers shot and killed the slain sergeant and that the Divisional police officer was said to have escaped as a result.


But
inputting the whole developments in proper perspective, the Lagos state police
public relation officer Dsp Bala Elkana said in a statement made available to
urban express news online that the initial report forwarded by the Divisional
police officer, CSP Yahaya Adeshina did not properly indicate a true reflection
of what happened, but rather, he said  following other report received by the command
alleging the Divisional police officer Csp Yahaya Adeshina of shooting the
sergeant while dispersing crowds that gathered in front of the station, the DPO
has been arrested and detained at the state criminal investigation Department  (CID) for investigation.

Elkana
said his riffle is retrieved for forensic examination adding that the command
has equally ordered that an autopsy be carried out on the deceased person.

The
commissioner of police express his heartfelt condolences to the family and
friends of the fallen colleague and assured them that the command will stand
with them in this moment of grief and ensure 
that justice prevails.

The spokesman said the shooting incident happened on 10-05-2020, adding that the
report forwarded to the headquarters by the Divisional police officer on
16-05-2020 stated that unknown gunmen fired a gunshot at the Divisional Police
officer, ilemba Hausa and the station guard, sergeant onajide onalaja.

The
statement accordingly put that while the DPO survived the gunshot, the station guard did not.

He
said the DPO further reported that two suspects were arrested in connection
with the crime; elkana added “the two suspects initially arrested are suspects
to be disserted soldiers saying the command will hand them over to the military
authority for further investigation”.

Meanwhile
operatives of Lagos state police command had equally arrested another police inspector,
identified as Charles Okoro for allegedly shooting and killing one fatai
oladipupo.

The statement put further that the shooting incident was reported along obabiyi, igando
police division as a result of the death of the said fatai oladipupo, a
28-year-old with residence at obabiyi along ikotun, an outskirt of Lagos state.

Elkana
said the inspector has been subjected to internal disciplinary procedures known
as orderly room trial at the state provost department and if found guilty, he
will be handed over to the state criminal investigation department for further prosecution in conventional court.

He
said investigation is ongoing to unravel the circumstances surrounding the
shooting incident.

“The
commissioner of police condoles with the family and friend of the deceased and
calls for calm, assuring them that justice will prevail and that members of the public will be updated on the outcome of the investigation”

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