The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba has condemned the death a female lawyer, Omobolanle Raheem, who was killed by a trigger-happy policeman attached to Ajiwe Police Station, Ajah, Lagos State.
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KanyiDaily had reported how the lawyer was shot dead on Sunday morning when she and her family members were returning from Christmas service.
Reacting in a statement issued by the Force spokesperson, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the IGP described the incident as unfortunate and sad.
Baba also ordered a speedy investigation and prosecution of the officers involved in the incident.
Adejobi said, “The IGP, who described the incident as unfortunate and sad, has ordered speedy investigation and prosecution of the officers responsible for the ugly and unprofessional act, which doesn’t portray the Nigeria Police Standard Operating Procedure and core values.
“In the same vein, the IGP commiserates with the family, friends, and colleagues of the deceased as he prays for the repose of her soul.
“He further assures the general public of justice in the case, while he warns officers and men of the NPF to be professional and people-oriented in the discharge of their duties and operate within the ambit of the law, as the Force’s leadership will not condone any inappropriate or unprofessional acts.”
KanyiDaily had also reported how a 27-year-old woman, Mariam Ayila was arrested for kidnapping a 13 years old girl, Sofiat Yusau, in Ogun State.