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Lagos CP Visits Family Of Man Slain By Police Officer

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Mr Hakeem Odumosu and the management team of the command have paid a condolence visit on the family of late Jelili Bakara that was shot dead by a police officer on 18th of this month.

The Commissioner of Police was received by the Olori-Ebi of the Bakara family in Ajiran Land, Eti-Osa Local Government of Lagos State, Chief Yekini Olawale, the mother, wives and children of the deceased at AjiranLand, Lagos State.

The team also paid a visit to the Oba of Ajiranland, His Royal Majesty, Oba Tijani Akinloye, in his Palace and expressed its heartfelt condolences on the demise of one of his subjects.

According to a release signed by the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the incident occurred at Quinox Lounge at Sangotedo, Area of Lagos State, about 11.30pm when the policeman, Jonathan Company, attached to the Mounted Troop, Force Animal Branch of the Nigeria Police, had an argument with the deceased and shot him dead.

Immediately after the incident, the Inspector fled but was eventually arrested by the Divisional Police Officer Ogombo Division, Lagos State.

The suspect, Jonathan Company, has however been moved to the State Criminal Investigation Department for proper investigation on the order of the Lagos State Commissioner of Police.

The police boss has also ordered that the inspector be tried in orderly room and charged to court in no time as the family of the deceased deserves justice on the matter.

The Commissioner of Police therefore assured the general public that the command will consistently uphold the core values and principles of policing so as to have adequate protection of lives and property in the state.

Abisola Oluremi

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