The police in Lagos have mentioned 4 of its officers are being interrogated for executing two suspects they arrested on Monday at Ipayi space, Iba, Lagos.
Following the discharge of a viral video where some cops shot two unarmed suspects in Lagos, the police spokesperson within the state mentioned the officers had been recognized and brought into custody for gross misconduct.
The video which was launched on Tuesday confirmed how two handcuffed suspects had been shot at by one of many officers who arrested them.
In a press release launched by Bala Elkana on Wednesday, the cops are at the moment present process inside disciplinary proceedings and can be dismissed from the Drive if discovered responsible.
The officers had been recognized as Fabiyi Omomayara, an inspector; Olaniyi Solomon and Solomon Sunday who’re sergeants; and Aliyu Mukaila, a corporal.
In line with Mr Elkana, the Iba Police Station obtained a misery name from Anugu Valentine that he was attacked by a gaggle of armed males numbering about 4 on two bikes at Ipayi space, Iba and so they dispossessed him of 1 iPhone max valued at N450, 000.
“The Divisional Police Officer, Iba promptly deployed the Divisional Patrol workforce to the scene. Two of the armed robbers had been arrested whereas two escaped.”
“After arresting the suspects, the officers extrajudicially killed the suspects as a substitute of taking them to the police station.
“The workforce, nonetheless, went excessive by killing the suspects who had been already of their custody, as a substitute of taking them to the Police Station and permitting the conventional strategy of investigation and prosecution to be initiated as stipulated below procedural legal guidelines.”
The incident occurred round three p.m on Monday.
The arrested suspects had been mentioned to be members of a infamous gang tormenting the realm. Two domestically made pistols with six reside cartridges and 5 expended cartridges had been recovered from the suspects after their arrest.
Mr Elkana mentioned the act of the cops ran in need of police skilled requirements and can’t be condoned by the Command.
“The Police Officers are at the moment subjected to inside disciplinary proceedings often known as Orderly Room trial and if discovered culpable, they are going to be dismissed from the Drive and can be handed over to the State Felony Investigation Division Yaba for prosecution within the typical Courtroom.”
The police mentioned members of the general public can be up to date on the end result of the investigation and trial.