Police Dismiss Officers For Killing Unarmed Suspects in Lagos
The police have dismissed four officers for killing unarmed suspects in Iba area of Lagos.
The officers are Inspector Fabiyi Omomayara, Sergeant Olaniyi Solomon, Sergeant Solomon Sunday, and Corporal Aliyu Mukaila attached to Iba Division Patrol team.
They appeared in a viral video on Tuesday shooting two suspected phone thieves dead.
Lagos police spokesman, Bala Elkana, confirmed the development in a statement on Thursday.
He said the Commissioner of Police, Zubairu Muazu, had ordered the arrest of the four dismissed police officers involved in extrajudicial killings.
Mr Elkana said the officers were subjected to internal disciplinary proceedings at the Provost Department and were tried on three counts bothering on discreditable conduct, unlawful and unnecessary exercise of authority, as well as damage to Article.
“The four policemen were found guilty and awarded the punishment of dismissal from service and prosecution,” he said.
He added that the dismissed officers were subsequently handed over to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba for prosecution in conventional court.
The four suspects were arraigned on Thursday in Magistrate Court Five, Ebute Meta for conspiracy and murder.
They were remanded in Ikoyi prison while the case was adjourned until Friday for DPP Advise.