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STRAY BULLET DEATH OF 18-YEAR-OLD ADMISSION SEEKER IN LAGOS: KILLER POLICE OFFICER ARRESTED AND DETAINED

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By Adeola Abdullah

The police officer who fired the shot that killed an 18-year-old admission seeker, Monsurat Ojuade at Ijeshatedo, a suburb of Lagos metropolis, early on Saturday morning, has been identified, arrested and detained.

This was stated in a press release by the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Lagos State Police Command, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu on Sunday evening in Lagos.

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He stated that, “It has come to the knowledge of the Lagos State Police Command that one Monsurat Ojuade (female) aged 18, was hit by a stray bullet at about 0100hrs of 11th September, 2021 when a team of detectives from the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti went on investigation activities to effect arrest of a robbery suspect in Ijeshatedo area of the State.

“Concerted efforts were made to save the life of the injured victim. She was immediately taken to the hospital for urgent medical attention but later died on the way to the hospital.

“The Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, regrets this unfortunate but avoidable incident and sincerely commiserates with the bereaved family in whose pain he shares in this moment of grief.

“This is therefore to inform the bereaved family, sympathizers and the general public that the erring Police officer who pulled the trigger has been identified and is currently being detained.

“The Commissioner of Police has directed that the said police officer should be tried and charged to court immediately after being dismissed from the Force. This, it is believed, will serve as deterrent to others who do not act professionally in the course of their duties.

“This singular sad incident notwithstanding, the Lagos State Police Command SHALL continue to strive vigorously and conscientiously to protect the lives of property of the citizens in the State.”

The teenager, was said to have been allegedly shot by law enforcement officers from Panti station at her house on 53 Mogaji Street, along Agbebi road In Ijeshatedo. She was later confirmed dead by medical experts at a private hospital in the state.

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