An erring police officer, Sergeant Eze Aiwansoba, is currently at large after shooting his lover, Joy Eze in the mouth last night at Salvation Bus Stop, Opebi, Ikeja area of Lagos State.
According to reports, a fierce argument ensued between the lovers at 9:21pm on Thursday October 8 which led to the shooting.
While Joy is a resident of Owonikoko Street, Idiagbon, College Road, Ogba, Lagos, Aiwansoba is an officer attached to the Special Protection Unit, Base 16, Ikeja, Lagos State.
In a statement issued on Friday by the State Police Spokesman, SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the DPO Ikeja began to trace the identity of the fleeing cop following the Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu’s order to unravel him for necessary actions.
“CP Hakeem Odumosu ordered the Divisional Police Officer, Ikeja, to trace the whereabouts of the victim, ascertain her health condition and get more information on the incident and identify the policeman for further necessary actions,” Adejobi revealed.
Based on the preliminary investigation, the police sergeant was off duty and not issued a police rifle or arms as at the time of the incident, hence the police’s concern on the ownership and/or possession of the arms he used in perpetrating the act.
Giving more insight, the PPRO added that the CP has ordered that the fleeing policeman, who is attached to another police formation within the state, be arrested by all means and made to face the consequences of his criminal act.
“While the CP condemns the act, the command will not in any way leave any stone unturned in getting justice for the victim and sustain the ethics and Standard Operating Procedure of the Nigeria Police Force; and protect the fundamental human rights of all and sundry across the state,” Adejobi warned.
Meanwhile, the police boss has appealed to Lagosians, especially protesters across the state, to maintain law and order while they embark on peaceful protests.
He vowed that the police would do everything possible not to infringe on their rights.Follow us on social media