The Lagos State Police commissioner, CP Hakeem Odumosu psc has ordered a full scale investigation into the circumstances leading to the death of Tina Ezekwe ’17 years’ old female, as he condoles with the family and friends of the deceased person and calls for calm.
Two Police Officers suspected to have carried out the shooting has been arrested and subjected to internal disciplinary actions. And promised that If they are found culpable, they will be arraigned in Court. They are ASP Theophilus Otobo and Inspector Oguntoba Olamigoke attached to Bariga Police Station.
This was contained in a press release signed by the DSP Bala Elkana Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State. On the 29th of May, 2020.
He further stated that the incident occurred on 26th May, 2020 at about 2245 hours. The said Police Officers who fired shots from their pin down point along Berger by third mainland bridge, in a circumstances yet to be determined one Musa Yakubu ‘m’ 35 years was injured at the point and a stray bullet hit Tina at Berger Yanaworu 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 save 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.
The Police has been in contact with the families of the victims since the day of the incident. The Command deeply sympathized 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.