Nigeria: DPO Arrested For Killing Protesters In Lagos

The Divisional Police Officer, DPO, Mr Segun Olubunmi, who killed two anti-fuel subsidy protesters in Lagos, has been arrested and detained, said Lagos State Police Commissioner, Mr. Yakubu Alkali.

Olubunmi, DPO of Pen Cinema Police Station, Agege, who killed one Ademola Aderinde, has been arrested and disarmed and will be charged for murder after preliminary investigations on the orders of the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Yakubu Alkali.

Addressing the press immediately after the incident, Alkali said: ‘Police will ensure that justice is done in this case. Nobody has the right to take laws into his hand, no matter how highly placed. I can assure you that this case will be treated according to the laws as stipulated by the constitution.’

One of the three injured protesters, Ebujor Samuel, 23, said when they heard gunshots, they were running away from the scene when they were hit by bullets.

Report says the DPO had stormed the area in a patrol pick-up van with registration number RRS 101 LA and allegedly opened fire on innocent persons, saying they had blocked the road with tyres to play football on the empty street following the total adherence to the strike called by labour leaders.

Three of the survivors later died in the nearby County Hospital before they could receive medical attention.

Alkali said: “I did not send him or others to kill innocent Nigerians and since he has flagrantly disobeyed, he has to face the law. The protest in the state was peaceful up until the moment Olubunmi murdered an innocent citizen and injured others”.

Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State, Samuel Jinadu, confirmed that the policeman involved in the case has been arrested and detained for investigations at the SCID, Panti, Lagos.

  1. Umar Musa Reply

    That what support to be done to any Police officer who has the responsibility of killed any Protesters.

  2. chair rail Reply

    I don’t know why…

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