Police inspector dismissed for extra-judicial killing in Lagos

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The Lagos State Police Command has dismissed Inspector Jonathan Kampani attached to Mounted Troop of the Nigeria Police Force, for allegedly firing at and killing one Jelili Bakare, at Quinox Lounge.

A statement by spokesperson for the police in Lagos, Muyiwa Adejobi, said Kampani, with force No. 278055, committed the offence on March 18, 2021 at Sangotedo Area of Lagos.

Adejobi said the command had conveyed the dismissal of the erring inspector to the Deputy Commissioner of Police, State CID, Panti, Yaba, for prosecution, as advised by Lagos State Department of Public Prosecution.

“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, ordered the arrest and immediate orderly room trial of the inspector after the incident.

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“He also led a team of senior officers in the command to pay a condolence visit to the family of the deceased at Chief Bakare’s House, Ajiranland, Eti-Osa Local Government of Lagos State, on Saturday March 27,” Adejobi said.

The PPRO said the CP promised that justice would be done in the matter and urged the general public, especially the deceased’s family to be patient.