IJESHATEDO SHOOTING: Police dismiss Sergeant, vow to prosecute him

BARELY two weeks after an 18 years old girl was allegedly fell by Police bullet in Ijeshatedo, Lagos State, Lagos State Police Command on Friday, says it has dismissed the Sergeant, Samuel Philipps, who fired the shot on that day.

The command Spokesperson, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, in a statement said
he was dismissed after conclusion of his orderly room trial and will be charged to court on Friday, for murder.

“This is to inform the general public that Sgt Samuel Philipps who was tried for the shooting incident of 11th September, 2021 that led to the death of Monsurat Ojuade has been dismissed from the Nigeria Police Force. He was dismissed after conclusion of his orderly room trial. The suspect will be charged to court today for murder.

“Recall that the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, had promised that the matter would be properly investigated and that justice would be served. This action is, therefore, done in fulfillment of that promise.

“The Commissioner of Police further sympathises with the bereaved family, and reiterates his earlier promise that justice would be done in this case.” he said..

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