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Alleged Extra-judicial Killing; Police Dismisses Officer

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Kingsley Layefa

One Inspector Jonathan Kampani with police staff number AP No 278055, attached to Mounted Troop of the Nigeria Police Force has been dismissed for firing and killing one Jelili Bakare at Quinox Lounge, Sangotedo area of Lagos State, on March 18, 2021.

Mounted troop is the police unit that carries out patrol riding on horses.

The command has conveyed the dismissal of the erring officer from the Nigeria Police to the Deputy Commissioner of Police, State CID, Panti, Yaba via letter numbered AR. 3100/LS/SPM/vol.2/321, dated April 16, 2021, for prosecution as advised by the Department of Public Prosecution (DPR) of the Lagos State.

CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, the spokesman of the command said, “The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, had ordered for the arrest and immediately orderly room trial of the inspector after the incident. He also led a team of senior officers in the command to pay a condolence visit to the family of the deceased at Chief Bakare’s House, Ajiranland, Eti-Osa Local Government of Lagos State, on Saturday, 27th March, 2021, where he promised that justice would be done in the matter.

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“The commissioner of police, therefore, urged the general public, especially the family members of the deceased, Jelili Bakare, to be patient and have trust in the police and the judiciary as the matter will be given necessary attention and commitment it requires.

“The police boss, however, reiterated his zero tolerance for professional misconducts and inappropriate behaviour among police personnel in the state.”

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