Police Order Investigation Into Killing Of 17-Year-Old Girl In Lagos, Releases Photos of Officers Involved
The Police on Friday ordered an investigation into the circumstances that led to the death of 17-year-old Tina Ezekwe.
In a statement made available to newsmen, the spokesman of the command in the state, DSP Bala Elkana, revealed that following preliminary investigation, the officers said to have been involved in the death of Ezekwe are ASP Theophilus Otobo and Inspector Oguntoba Olamigoke attached to Bariga Police Station.
Tina was shot by a policeman on Tuesday and was rushed to a hospital where she eventually died on Thursday evening.
Giving an account of what happened, Bala said
“The incident happened on 26th May, 2020 at about 2245 hours. The said Police Officers fired shots from their pin down point along Berger by third mainland bridge, in a circumstances yet to be determined one Musa Yakubu ‘m’ 35 years was injured at the point and a stray bullet hit Tina at Berger Yanaworu Bus stop. The bullet pierced through the left upper side of her lap. She was rushed to hospital by a team of Policemen led by the Divisional Police Officer. The battle to safe her life lasted for two days, she died on 28th May, 2020 at about 2129 hours while on admission. The second person is in stable condition.”the statement in part read
Bala added that the Police have been in contact with the families of the victims from the day of the incident.
”The Command deeply sympathised with the family and friends of the deceased person. The Commissioner of Police calls for calm and assures the family that the perpetrators of this dastardly act will face the full weight of the law. He reiterated his stance on zero tolerance for impunity. Members of the public will be updated on the outcome of the investigation. ”the statement read