Friday, September 18, 2015

PHOTO: Bribe-taking #Nigerian policemen shoot at couple, kill wife in Lagos

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A Police Corporal who allegedly shot a woman to death on Wednesday at Isheri Oshun, a Lagos suburb, will be arraigned on Friday.

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos, Mr Fatai Owoseni, made the disclosure while briefing newsmen on the activities of the command on Thursday in Ikeja.

Owoseni said the Corporal attached to Isheri Oshun Police Division in Lagos had been.....
arrested and was already undergoing disciplinary action.

Owoseni said the incident happened on Wednesday while her husband and four children were going home with their tricycle, otherwise called “Keke Marwa’’.
He said the corporal allegedly opened fire on the tricycle killing the woman on the spot, while the husband, children and the rider sustained bullet wounds.

The policemen were said to have hurriedly taken money from the tricycle drivers they had earlier detained, before fleeing the scene.

“The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of the station had been queried for violating the Inspector-General of Police directive that no police team should use unregistered vehicle for police operation.

“The team leader of the operation that led to the killing will also face disciplinary action for not directing his men well,’’ he said.

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