Two policemen arrested for killing teenager


Two police officers attached to Bariga Police Station in Lagos have been arrested for killing a teenager, Tina Ezekwe.

The suspects are: Theophilus Otobo, and Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP, and Oguntoba Olamigoke, an Inspector.

The pair, according to report, in a bid to arrest a commercial driver operating and violating the lockdown protocol at Iyana Oworo area fired shot at the vehicle on Tuesday, May 26.  

The bullets hit one Musa Yabuku, 35, who only sustained wounds but a stray bullet that struck a 17-year-old Tina at the bus-stop pierced through her left upper thigh causing her death two days after as she died in the hospital she was rushed to.

Speaking on the incident, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DPS Elkana Bala, said:  “The Commissioner of Police Lagos State Command, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered an in-depth investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Tina Ezekwe. Two Police Officers suspected to have carried out the shooting was arrested and subjected to internal disciplinary proceedings. If found culpable, they will be arraigned in Court.

“The Command is in contact with the families of the victims from the day of the incident. The Command deeply sympathised with the family and friends of the deceased person. The Commissioner of Police calls for calm and assures the family that the perpetrators of this dastardly act will face the full weight of the law. He reiterated his stance on zero tolerance for impunity. Members of the public will be updated on the outcome of the investigation”.

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