…CP condoles with family and friends of deceased, calls for calm
The Commissioner of Police Lagos State Command, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered ASP Theophilus Otobo and Inspector Oguntoba Olamigoke attached to Bariga Police Station and ordered for depth investigation into the death of 17 years old Tina Ezekwe in the state.
The two officers arrested are suspected to have carried out the shooting at Berger. They have been subjected to internal disciplinary proceedings. According to the CP, if found culpable, they would be arraigned in court.
According to the Police PRO, DSP Bala Elkana, the incident happened on Tuesday 26 May this year at 10:45pm. The said officers fired shots from their pin down point along Berger by third mainland bridge in a circumstances yet to be determined.
“One Musa Yakubu, male aged 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.
According to Elkana, the battle to safe her life lasted for two days. While Tina passed on on Thursday May 28 at 9:29pm while on admission, the second person is in a stable condition.
“The Police is in contact with the families of the victims from the day of the incident. The command deeply sympathises with the family and friends of the deceased.
Meanwhile, the CP calls for calm and assured the family that the perpetrators of this dastardly act would face the full weight of the law. He reiterated his stance on zero tolerance for impunity.
“The public will be updated on the outcome of the investigation,” Elkana said.Follow us on social media