4 Police Officers Arrested For Extra-judicial Killing Of 2 Robbery Suspects

4 Police Officers Arrested For Extra-judicial Killing Of 2 Robbery Suspects

By News Agency of Nigeria on August 22, 2019
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Samuel Semion, Cletus Joseph, Mathew Kuyau

Four Lagos State police officers have been interrogated by the Police Command for executing two suspected robbery suspects on Monday, August 19, 2019, at Ipayi area of Iba in Lagos.

Following the release of a viral video where some police officers shot two unarmed suspects in Lagos, the police spokesperson in the state said the officers had been identified and taken into custody for gross misconduct.

The video which was released on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, showed how two handcuffed suspects were shot at by one of the officers who arrested them.

In a statement released by Bala Elkana on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, the police officers are currently undergoing internal disciplinary proceedings and would be dismissed from the force if found guilty.

The officers were identified as Fabiyi Omomayara, an inspector; Olaniyi Solomon and Solomon Sunday who are sergeants; and Aliyu Mukaila, a corporal.

According to Mr. Elkana, the Iba Police Station received a distress call from Anugu Valentine that he was attacked by a group of armed men numbering about four on two motorcycles at Ipayi area, Iba and they dispossessed him of one iPhone max valued at N450, 000.

“The Divisional Police Officer, Iba promptly deployed the Divisional Patrol team to the scene. Two of the  suspected armed robbers were arrested while two escaped.”

“After arresting the suspects, the officers extrajudicially killed the suspects instead of taking them to the police station,” the statement read.

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