Police identify perssonnel who killed birthday guests in Lagos

LAGOS State Police Command has identified one of its perssonnel who accidentally fired the shots that killed two guests and injured others at a birthday party on Sunday, in Egbeda, Lagos.

Police identified the perssonnel as
Inspector Mohammed Hussini, serving at the State Headquarters, Ikeja who was off duty as at the time of the event.

Spokesperson of the Command, Benjamin Hundeyin, in a statement on Wednesday, said, “On Sunday April 24, 2022 at about 2100hrs, a shooting incident occurred at La Silver Bar, Egbeda which resulted in the death of two persons and injuries to others.

“Upon receipt of the information, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi, ordered an immediate full-scale investigation into circumstances surrounding the unfortunate incident.

“While investigation is ongoing, findings so far reveal that the shooting was accidental and involved an off-duty police officer, Inspr Mohammed Hussini, serving at the State Headquarters, Ikeja. Findings equally reveal that the off-duty officer is a friend of the celebrant, Ifeanyi aka Obama and was not at the party in any official capacity.

“Efforts are currently being intensified to apprehend the fleeing birthday celebrant while the officer involved is expected to turn himself in anytime soon.

“CP Alabi has given firm assurances that everyone found culpable in the sad and avoidable incident will be dealt with in accordance with the provisions of the law. “

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