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Killer policemen dismissed, charged for murder

THE Nigerian Police Force, Lagos Command on Thursday announced the dismissal of four officers who illegally killed two suspected robbers in Igando area of Lagos State.

The dismissed officers are Inspector Fabiyi Omomayara, Sergeant Olaniyi Solomon, Sergeant Solomon Sunday and Corporal Aliyu Mukaila.

They have been charged to Ebute-Meta Magistrate Court five for conspiracy and murder and later remanded at the Ikoyi prison.

The officers were arrested on Wednesday by the Lagos Police command for extra-judicial killing.

After being subjected to an internal investigation upon directive from Zubairu Muazu, the State Commissioner for Police, the dismissed cops were accused of three count charges bothering on ‘discreditable conduct; unlawful and unnecessary exercise of authority and damage to article’.

In a statement issued Bala Elkana, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) and the Command spokesman, the policemen were remanded in prison custody pending legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP).

Elkana said they were subsequently remanded in prison custody pending legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP).

The statement reads: “The policemen were subjected to internal disciplinary proceedings at the Provost Department. They were tried on three count charges bothering on discreditable conduct; unlawful and unnecessary exercise of authority and damage to article.

“The four policemen were found guilty and awarded the punishment of dismissal from service and prosecution. They were subsequently handed over to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) Yaba for prosecution in conventional court.

“The four suspects ex-Inspector Fabiyi Omomayara, ex-Sergeant Olaniyi Solomon, ex-Sergeant Solomon Sunday and ex-Corporal Aliyu Mukaila were on August 22 arraigned in Magistrate Court 5 Ebute Meta for conspiracy and murder and were remanded in Ikoyi prison. The case is adjourned to September 29 for DPP advice. This will serve as deterrence to others.”

The ICIR had earlier reported how the accused policemen arrested the suspects who snatched a phone worth N450, 000 from one Anugu Valentine.

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