Five police officers have been arrested in connection with the shooting last Friday that led to the death of one 27 years old Maliki Mohammed at Crest Inn Club, Oshodi, Lagos.
Two other persons were reported to be injured in the incident.
A press release signed by the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, listed the Police Officers involved as “Inspector Orubu Olusola, Inspector Apalowo Ola, Inspector Kasai Sule, Sergeant Momoh Ogwuche and Sergeant Adoga Collins attached to Akinpelu Division.
The police officers, arrested on the order of the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, are Inspector Orubu Olusola; Inspector Apalowo Ola; Inspector Kasai Sule; Sergeant Momoh Ogwuche and Sergeant Adoga Collins.
They are all attached to Akinpelu Division and under the supervision of DSP Oloko Wale, the Divisional Crime Officer and ASP Adamu Babajo, the Divisional Operations Officer.
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In their statement, the team said officers were at the club in response to a complaint made by one Makinde Omowunmi Abibat of 9 Olaore Street, Mafoluku, Oshodi, at Akinpelu Police Station, that she was assaulted in the club.
The police officers claimed that while trying to effect an arrest, they were attacked by some hoodlums which necessitated their use of firearms.
However, the police authority said their action fell short of the provision of Force Order 237 which defined the circumstances in which a police officer would be justified to use his firearms and the use of force.
Elkana stated that the police officers involved were already facing internal disciplinary proceedings known as Orderly Room Trial at the Provost Department of the Command, if found guilty, they will be handed over to conventional court for prosecution.
Members of the public, the police said, would be updated on the outcome of the Orderly Room Trial.
Also, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), the Divisional Crime Officer (DCO) and the Divisional Operations Officer have been issued official queries for lack of supervision.