According to the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Zubairu Muazu, the police officer, Inspector Daniel Ojo, who shot a lady identified as Adaobi Ifeanyi to death and wounded another, Emmanuel Akomafuwa, in Ajegunle area of Lagos last Saturday, has been dismissed from the police force.
CP Zubairu Muazu, revealed this on Thursday at the Police Command headquarter in Ikeja. Zubairu spoke to newsmen on the outcome of the investigations carried out.
According to reports, Inspector Daniel Ojo the perpetrator of the killing alongside five other police officers perpetrated this dastardly act on the 13th of April.
After public outrage, five of the police officers were arrested and investigation was carried out, while Inspector Ojo evaded arrest and fled..
“On April 13, 2019 at about 7:00am, police officers attached to Trinity Police Station who were suspected to be involved in the shooting of Adaobi Ifeanyi and Emmanuel Akomafuwa at Akpiri Street, Olodi Apapa, were arrested and detained,” he said
According to CP Muazu, the names of the police officers involved are: Insp. Adamu Usman, Sgt. Adeyeye Adeoye, Sgt. Kashim Tijani, Sgt. Lucky Akigbe and Sgt. Paul Adeoye. He told newsmen that;
“Inspector Dania Ojo who escaped immediately after the shooting was declared wanted.
“The other police officers were subjected to internal disciplinary proceedings at the command headquarters Ikeja.
“Investigation revealed that Inspector Dania Ojo unilaterally carried out the shooting without consideration to laid down procedures on the use of firearm.
“He is therefore, found guilty of abuse of power, unlawful and unnecessary exercise of authority.
“He is thereby dismissed from the Nigeria Police Force and declared wanted. Upon arrest, he will be charged to court for murder,” the CP said.