Four Police officers arrested for extra Judicial killings
This was disclosed in a statement by the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana on Wednesday.
The policemen, attached to Iba Division Patrol team were identified as Inspector Fabiyi Omomayara, Sergeant Olaniyi Solomon, Sergeant Solomon Sunday and Corporal Aliyu Mukaila.
According to the statement, they killed two armed robbery suspects who were already in their custody instead of taking them to the Police Station and allowing the normal process of investigation and prosecution to be initiated as stipulated under procedural laws.
At about 3:00pm on August 19, the Iba Police 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, and they dispossessed him of one iPhone max valued at #450,000.
Shortly after, the Divisional Police Officer, Iba promptly deployed the Divisional Patrol team to the scene.
Two of the armed robbers were arrested while the other two escaped and two locally made pistols with six life cartridges and five expended cartridges were recovered.
The gang is said to be notorious for series of robberies in Iba and environs.
While the police celebrated the arrest of the two suspects, it, however condemned their killing saying it “falls short of police professional standards and cannot be condoned by the Command”.
“The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Zubairu Muazu mni has ordered a thorough investigation into the incident.
“The police officers are currently subjected to internal disciplinary proceedings known as Orderly Room trial and if found culpable, they will be dismissed from the Force and will be handed over to the State Criminal Investigation Department Yaba for prosecution in the conventional Court”.