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Police Sergeant faces Murder Charge over the Shooting of Ramon Babatunde Adeniji

The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu has ordered the arrest of F/No 448407 Sgt Lukmon Akanbi attached to Victoria Island Police Station over the shooting of one Ramon Babatunde  Adeniyi (39) of campus area Lagos Island.

The incident happened on 27 December 2019 at about 4:20am around Eko Atlantic Victoria Island, Lagos. There was a fracas between the Police officer who was on patrol at the area and the victim who was returning from an event.

The Police officer was said to have pulled the trigger of his pistol on the unarmed civilian, which fall short of professional standards on the use of firearms. The victim was rushed to Naval Dockyard Hospital and was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty.

The Police Sergeant was arrested and detained at the Provost Department, Command Headquarters, Ikeja. He was subjected to internal disciplinary proceedings known as Orderly Room Trials. He was arraigned before the Adjudicating Officer on three counts charge of Discreditable Conduct contrary to Paragraph E (3) First Schedule, Unlawful and Unnecessary Exercise of Authority contrary to Paragraph Q (2), and Damage to Articles contrary to Paragraph D (1), Police Act and Regulations, Cap 370 LFN 1990.

The Sergeant was found guilty of all the charges and awarded punishment of dismissal from the Nigeria Police. He is handed over to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba for prosecution in conventional Court.

-Dedeigbo Ayodeji

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