An officer of the Nigeria Police Force, NPF, has landed in trouble over the death of an Islamic Cleric in the Lagos State.
Naija News understands that the officer whose name is given as Inspector Okoro Charles has been arrested for having hand in a shooting that leads to the death one Alfa Fatai Oladipo at Ikotun, a popular area in Lagos state.
Reports had it that the Inspector is currently undergoing orderly room trial over the awful occurrence which reportedly happened on Wednesday, May 20.
As contained in a statement made available to newsmen on Thursday evening, Okoro after the disciplinary measure at the State Provost Department will be pushed forward to the State Criminal Investigation Department Yaba for prosecution in conventional Court if found guilty of the charges against him.
Speaking on the incident, Spokesperson of the Lagos State Police Command, Bala Elkana, revealed that the case is under investigation in other to get to the root of the matter.
The statement reads; “Lagos State Police Command has on 20/5/2020 arrested Inspector Okoro Charles attached to Ikotun Division. The Inspector was arrested in connection with a shooting incident reported on 20/5/2020 at about 2205, along Obabiyi, Igando Road, Ikotun which led to the death of one Fatai Oladipupo ‘m’ 28 years old of Obabiyi area.”
“The Inspector is subjected to internal disciplinary procedures, known as Orderly Room Trial at the State Provost Department and if found guilty, he will be handed over to the State Criminal Investigation Department Yaba for prosecution in conventional Court.
Bala added, “The investigation is ongoing to unravel the circumstances surrounding the shooting incident. The Commissioner of Police condoles with the family and friends of the deceased and calls for calm. He assures them that Justice will prevail. Members of the public will be updated on the outcome of the investigation.”
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