The Lagos State Police Command has reacted to the extra-judicial killing of a businessman, Jelili Bakare, who was shot dead by a police inspector, Jonathan Company in Ajiran in the Ajah area of the state.
Naija News reports that Bakare was reportedly relaxing at Quinox Lounge in Sangotedo, Ajah, on Tuesday, March 18, when the police officer entered the public place and asked to search the victim.
It was said that Bakare got enraged when he demanded an explanation on the directive from Company, who shot Bakare on the spot.
This news platform learned that the cop has been arrested by policemen at the Ogombo division and taken to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba.
In a statement on Saturday, the state police spokesperson, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, said the Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, and some senior officers have paid a condolence visit to the late Bakare’s family.
Adejobi noted that the CP assured the family that the killer policeman would be brought to justice.
He said, “The CP was received by the Olori Ebi (family head) of the Bakare family in Ajiranland, Eti-Osa Local Government Area, Chief Yekini Olawale, the mother, wives and children of the deceased. The team also paid a visit to the Oba of Ajiranland, His Royal Majesty, Oba Tijani Akinloye, in his palace and expressed its heartfelt condolences on the demise of one of his subjects.
“The incident occurred at Quinox Lounge in the Sangotedo area of Lagos State, around 11.30pm when the policeman attached to the Mounted Troop, Force Animal Branch of the Nigeria Police had an argument with the deceased and shot him dead.
“Immediately after the incident, the Inspector fled but was eventually arrested by the Divisional Police Officer, Ogombo Division. The suspect, Jonathan Company, has been moved to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for proper investigation on the order of the Commissioner of Police. The police boss had also ordered that the inspector be tried in orderly room and charged in no time as the family of the deceased deserves justice on the matter.”