…As DPO Yahaya is detained for killing Sgt. Onalaja, while dispersing a crowd!***
The Lagos State Police Command has arrested Inspector Okoro Charles attached to Ikotun Division over the shooting and killing of one Alfa Fatai Oladipupo, a 28-year-old man.
The Inspector was arrested on 20/5/2020 after the shooting incident at about 2205, along Obabiyi, Igando road, Ikotun, in Obabiyi area.
The Inspector is subjected to internal disciplinary procedures, known as Orderly Room Trial at the State Provost Department and if found guilty, he will be handed over to the State Criminal Investigation Department Yaba for prosecution in conventional Court.
Investigation is ongoing to unravel the circumstances surrounding the shooting incident.
The Lagos State Police Command Spokesman, Elkana Bala who confirmed the story noted the Commissioner of Police grief and assurances to the family and friends of the deceased and calls for calm, stressing that Justice will prevail.
In another development, the Lagos State Police Commissioner, CP Hakeem Odumosu has ordered the transfer of the case involving the shooting and killing of Sergeant Onalaja Onajide attached to Ilemba Hausa Division, to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba for discreet investigation.
This decision followed the revelation that Sergeant Onalaja was actually killed by the Divisional Police Officer, Ilemba Hausa, CSP Yahaya Mohammed Adeshina, while dispersing crowds that gathered in front of the Station.
The State CID has consequently taken over the investigation.
Elkana Bala who confirmed the story further indicated that the DPO is now detained at the State CID for investigation, alongside his rifle, which is equally retrieved for forensic examination.
“The Command has ordered that autopsy be carried out on the deceased person.
“The Commissioner of Police expressed his heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the fallen colleague and assured them that the Command will stand with them in this moment of grief and ensure that justice prevails”, Bala stated.
The shooting incident happened on 10/5/2020 at about 2140hours. The report earlier forwarded to the Headquarters by the DPO on 16/5/2020 at about 1500hours, stated that unknown gunmen fired gunshots at the Divisional Police Officer, Ilemba Hausa and the Station Guard, Sergeant Onalaja Onajide.
“That while the DPO survived the gunshot, the Station Guard did not. The DPO further reported that two suspects were arrested in connection with the crime.
“The two suspects initially arrested are suspected to be deserted soldiers. The Command will hand them over to the military authority for further investigation”, Elkana explained further.