The Lagos State Police Command has arrested five members of the special anti-robbery squad allegedly involved in the shooting of two youths in the Olodi Apapa area of the state.
In a statement by the command’s Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, the officers are being detained on the orders of the Commissioner of Police, Mr Zubairu Mu’azu, while an Inspector of Police has been declared wanted in connection with the incident.
One of the victims, 20-year old Ada Ifeanyi reportedly died on the spot, while her friend 32-year old Emmanuel Okomafuwa is receiving treatment from the injuries he suffered as a result of the shooting. The incident happened on Saturday, April 13, 2019 around 7am.
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.
Elkana, who condemned the rate at which policemen have been involved in the killing of unarmed civilians, said Commissioner of Police had expressed his deepest condolences to the bereaved family, and assured that the Command will not relent in its efforts to rid the Force of these criminal elements. The CP calls for calm, as the Command will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that justice prevails.