Policemen allegedly shoot teenager dead in Lagos

Two policemen, Theophilus Otobo and Oguntoba Olamigoke, have allegedly shot a 17-year-old, Tina Ezekwe, dead around the Berger area of the state.

Another victim, Musa Yakubu, was said to have also been hit by a stray bullet.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, said in a statement on Friday that the victims were rushed to a hospital after the incident.

The PPRO, however, said Tina died two days after her admission, adding that Otobo and Olamigoke had been subjected to internal disciplinary proceedings and would be arraigned in court if found guilty.
He said, “The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered an in-depth investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Tina Ezekwe, 17.

“Two police officers suspected to have carried out the shooting were arrested and subjected to internal disciplinary proceedings. If found culpable, they will be arraigned in court. The policemen are, ASP Theophilus Otobo, and Inspector Oguntoba Olamigoke, attached to the Bariga Police Station.

“The incident happened on May 26, 2020, around 10.45pm. The said police officers fired shots from their pin down point along the Berger area of the Third Mainland Bridge, in circumstances yet to be determined. One Musa Yakubu, 35, was injured at the point and a stray bullet hit Tina.

“The bullet pierced through the upper side of her left laps. She was rushed to hospital by a team of policemen led by the Divisional Police Officer. The battle to save her life lasted for two days, but she, however, died on May 28, 2020, around 9.29pm while on admission. The second person is in stable condition.”

 

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