The Lagos State Police Command said it has arrested two policemen for allegedly shooting a 17-year-old girl, Tina Ezekwe dead at Bariga area of Lagos.
According to the Police, the two officers are an ASP Theophilus Otobo and Inspector Oguntoba Olamigoke who are attached to Bariga Police Station.
The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO Bala Elkana in a statement he issued on Friday said Hakeem Odumosu the Lagos State Police Commissioner has ordered an in depth investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Ezekwe.
Elkana said; “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. They are ASP Theophilus Otobo and Inspector Oguntoba Olamigoke attached to Bariga Police Station.
“The incident happened on 26th May, 2020 at about 10:45pm. The said Police Officers fired shots from their pin down point along Berger by Third Mainland Bridge, in a circumstances yet to be determined, one Musa Yakubu ‘m’ 35 years was injured at the point and a stray bullet hit Tina at Berger Yanaworu Bus stop,” he explained.
According to Elkana, the bullet pierced through the left upper side of her lap and was rushed to hospital by a team of Policemen led by the Divisional Police Officer.
He said the battle to save her life lasted for two days, as she died on 28th May, 2020 at about 9:29pm while on admission, adding that the second person was in stable condition.
“The Police are in contact with the families of the victims from the day of the incident. The Command deeply sympathised with the family and friends of the deceased person.
“The Commissioner of Police calls for calm and assures the family that the perpetrators of this dastardly act will face the full weight of the law. He reiterated his stance on zero tolerance for impunity. Members of the public will be updated on the outcome of the investigation,” he said.