The Police Service Commission has condemned the Christmas Day homicide of a lawyer, Omobolanle Raheem, who was allegedly shot dead by a trigger-happy policeman attached to the Ajiwe Police Station, Ajah, Lagos State.
The commission also called on the Nigeria Police Force to further train its officers in weapon handling and put an end to worrisome and unprovoked shootings and killings of innocent Nigerians.
The spokesperson for the commission, Ikechukwu Ani, said in a statement on Tuesday.
Ani said, “The PSC has received with shock the news of unprovoked killing of a harmless Nigerian, a lawyer, Mrs Bolanle Raheem, who was alleged to have been shot and killed by a policeman attached to Ajiwe Police Station Ajah, in Lagos State, on Sunday, December 25, 2022.
“The commission condemns this irresponsible and savage act. It directs the police leadership to hasten investigation into the matter and forward its report to the PSC for consideration and further disciplinary action.
“The commission notes that the police by its creation and constitutional mandate are expected to protect and save lives and not the other way round.
“The acting chairperson of the commission, Justice Clara Ogunbiyi, on behalf of the management and staff, commiserate with the family of the deceased, especially her husband who was driving her home when they were accosted by the trigger-happy policeman.
“The commission also calls on the police to put in place a formidable programme for further training of its men in weapon handling as the case of unprovoked shooting and killing of innocent Nigerians has become worrisome.”Follow us on social media