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5 Policemen who killed tailor in Oshodi ‘night club’ arrested

Valentine Chinyem



Three Police Inspectors and Police Segeants have been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command, for the death of a tailor Maliki Mohammed.

The Police Officers, Inspector Orubu Olusola, Inspector Apalowo Ola, Inspector Kasai Sule, Sergeant Momoh Ogwuche and Sergeant Adoga Collins, all attached to Akinpelu Division, Oshodi, were said to gone to effect the arrest of someone on the November 29, around 8:30pm, who they claimed assaulted a young lady at Crest Inn Club, located at 28/30 Balogun Street, Oshodi.

The officers said they were forced to use their fire arms, after they were attacked by some hoodlums in the area.


One of the victim

However, the Lagos State Police Commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered that the men be detained till investigations are concluded.

Twenty-seven-year-old Maliki lost his life, while two other persons sustained injuries.

In a statement issued by the spokesman of the Lagos State Police Command, DSP Bala Elkana, this, fell short of the provision of Force Order 237, which defined the circumstances in which a Police Officer will be justified to use his firearms and the use of force.

Elkana added: “The Police Officers involved are already facing internal disciplinary proceedings known as Orderly Room Trial at the Provost Department of the Command.

“If found guilty, they will be handed over to conventional Court for prosecution.

“Members of the Public will be updated on the outcome of the Orderly Room Trial.

“The Divisional Police Officer (DPO), the Divisional Crime Officer (DCO) and the Divisional Operations Officer were issued official queries for lack of supervision.”

Elkana said 11 suspects have so far been arrested in connection with the attack on the team, adding that the commissioner has ordered a thorough investigation into the case.

“The CP empathized with the families of the deceased person and the injured Persons. He called on the good people of Lagos State to remain calm as justice will not only be done but will be seen to be done.”