The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, has ordered the posthumous trial and dismissal of an operative of the Federal Special Anti-Robb
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, has ordered the posthumous trial and dismissal of an operative of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Inspector Olukunle Olonade. Olonade, who was in mufti, had allegedly shot dead an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, Rotimi Adeyemi, at the Iyana Ipaja area of Lagos State on Wednesday.
The LASTMA official had reportedly confronted the policeman, who had contravened the state traffic law. In the ensuing altercation, the policeman was reported to have entered his car and brought out a gun with which he killed the victim. The police spokesperson, CSP Chike Oti, said residents who witnessed the incident, thought Olonade was an armed robber and mobbed him.
He noted that although the inspector was rescued by a police team who arrived in the scene, the policeman died on the way to a hospital.
“The serial number of the pistol recovered at the scene was checked in the system and it revealed the bearer as Inspector Olukunle Olonade attached to FSARS Ikeja. Corpses of the deceased have been evacuated to the morgue for autopsy. The CP Lagos has directed that the late Inspector Olakunle Olonade be tried posthumously in orderly room and be recommended for dismissal from the Force.”