Crime and Security

Policeman to face murder charge over killing of SSS 1 girl in Lagos

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The Lagos State Police Command has disclosed that the policeman responsible for the death of a Senior Secondary School 1 (SSS 1) student, Adijat Shakiru, is presently undergoing orderly room trial and will subsequently stand trial for murder.

The command spokesman DSP Bala Elkana, said Shakiru, died as a result of a stray bullet in Adama community, Ikorodu.

Elkana said investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of the teenager revealed that one Sgt. Mudi Emmanuel, who was part of the surveillance patrol team on operation at that community was responsible for the shooting.

According to him, the officer was found wanting for professional misconduct, stressing that the policeman was undergoing orderly room trial at the Command’s Provost Marshall Unit.

“His actions fell short of the rules of engagement for the use of firearms and professional standard for police officers. He will be charged to court for murder.

“The command is determined to continually uphold the rule of law and protect the fundamental rights of the people,” Elkana said.

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