The Police Command in Lagos State has arrested one Insp. Charles Okoro, attached to the Ikotun Division for allegedly shooting and killing one Fatai Oladipupo, 28, along Obabiyi Road at Igando in Ikotun, near Lagos.
The officer who fired at a motorcyclist, missed his target and hit the deceased who went to buy bread immediately after breaking his fast.
Gfhnews.com learnt that the killer cop, who is known in the area for extorting motorcyclists.
An eye witness, Modupeola Ashiyanbi, said that the incident happened at about 10: 00pm on May 20.
“we were all standing here when he was chasing the Okada man with a gun, the okada man maneuvered to escape but the officer had already fired at him which hit the deceased.
‘The wife of the deceased just delivered a fortnight ago, this is terrible,’’ said the witness.
Another witness who did not want his name mentioned said that the police officers along the route will have commercial vehicles and motorcyclists go to ATM just because of N100.
“It was because the Okada man did not give the officer the N100 he demanded that he fired the shot that hit the man who died instantly.
The deceased is survived by his aged parents, wife and two children and he will be buried according to Islamic rights.
Meanwhile, DSP. Bala Elkana,the Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Police Command who disclosed this on Thursday in Lagos said the inspector was arrested in connection with a deadly shooting incident.
“The inspector has been subjected to internal disciplinary procedure, known as Orderly Room Trial at the State Police Command’s Provost Department.
“If found guilty, he will be handed over to the State Criminal Investigation Department in Yaba for prosecution in a conventional court.
“Investigation is going on to unravel the circumstances surrounding the shooting incident.”
Elkana said that the state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr Hakeem Odumosu, extended his condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.
“Odumosu assures that justice will prevail.
“Members of the public will be updated on the outcome of the investigation,” Elkana said.