Four Police Officers To Face Murder Charges For Shooting Two Unarmed Suspects
Uploaded by Adekoya on August 21, 2019
Four Police Officers attached to the Lagos Police command will soon face murder charges for shooting two unarmed suspects who were arrested and already in their custody.
The officers include Inspector Fabiyi Omomayara, Sergeant Olaniyi Solomon, Sergeant Solomon Sunday and Corporal Aliyu Mukaila attached to Iba Division Patrol team.
The incident happened in Iba area after the Station received a distress call from one Anugu Valentine that he was attacked by a group of armed men numbering about four on two motorcycles at Ipayi area Iba.
Acting on the information, the Divisional Police Officer Iba promptly deployed the Divisional Patrol team to the scene which led to the arrest of two of the armed robbers while two escaped.
Two locally made pistols with six life cartridges and five expended cartridges were recovered from them.
Instead of taking the suspect to the Police Station and allowing the normal process of investigation to be initiated as stipulated under procedural law, the officers killed them.
The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, Mr. Zubairu Muazu has ordered a thorough investigation into the incident as the action of his men fell short of police professional standards.
The Officers are at present facing internal disciplinary proceedings known as Orderly Room trial.