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Police officer arrested for killing Islamic cleric in Lagos




Police officer arrested for killing Islamic cleric in Lagos
A police officer identified as Inspector Okoro Charles has been arrested in connection to the shooting at Ikotun area of Lagos state on Wednesday May 20, which led to the death of a 28-year-old Islamic cleric Fatai Oladipupo.

Police officer arrested for killing Islamic cleric in Lagos

The Police Inspector who has been subjected to internal disciplinary procedures known as Orderly Room Trial at the State Provost Department, will be handed over to the State Criminal Investigation Department Yaba for prosecution in conventional Court if found guilty of the charges against him.

Police officer arrested for killing Islamic cleric in Lagos

In a statement made available to LIB by Lagos state Police Spokesperson Bala Elkana, it was gathered that investigation is ongoing to unravel the circumstances surrounding the shooting incident.

The statement reads;

Lagos State Police Command has on 20/5/2020 arrested Inspector Okoro Charles attached to Ikotun Division. The Inspector was arrested in connection with a shooting incident reported on 20/5/2020 at about 2205, along Obabiyi, Igando road, Ikotun which led to the death of one Fatai Oladipupo ‘m' 28 years old of Obabiyi area.
The Inspector is subjected to internal disciplinary procedures, known as Orderly Room Trial at the State Provost Department and if found guilty, he will be handed over to the State Criminal Investigation Department Yaba for prosecution in conventional Court.
Investigation is ongoing to unravel the circumstances surrounding the shooting incident. The Commissioner of Police condoles with the family and friends of the deceased and calls for calm. He assures them that Justice will prevail. Members of the Public will be updated on the outcome of the investigation.

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