Four police officers arrested by the command ‘decoy’ operatives for alleged extra-judicial killing are to face murder charges in court.
Lagos State police spokesman, Bala Elkana, who confirmed the arrest of the ‘trigger-happy’ officers noted that the attention of Lagos State Police Command was drawn to a video on social media showing some Police Officers shooting two unarmed suspects who were arrested and already in their custody against the code of professional conduct and laws guiding how suspects in Police custody should be treated.
The policemen were identified as Inspector Fabiyi Omomayara, Sergeant Olaniyi Solomon, Sergeant Solomon Sunday and Corporal Aliyu Mukaila attached to Iba Division Patrol team.
“The incident happened on August 19, 2019 around 3.00pm, when Iba Police Station received a distress call from one Anugu Valentine of 250, Agege Motor Road, Mushin, that he was attacked by a group of armed men numbering about four on two motorcycles at Ipaye, Iba, and they dispossessed him of one iPhone X Max valued at #450: 000.
“Acting on the information, the Divisional Police Officer Iba promptly deployed the Divisional Patrol team to the scene. Two of the armed robbers were arrested while two escaped.