Two police officers have been arrested in Lagos for killing Tina Ezekwe, a 16-year old girl, at Iyana-Oworo area of Lagos, the police have said.
Theophilus Otobo, an Assistant Superintendent of Police and Oguntoba Olamigoke, a police Inspector attached to Bariga Police Station, were arrested for the shooting which led to the death of the teenager and the injury of an adult.
Ms Ezekwe, a senior secondary 2 student, was hit by a police bullet on Tuesday night and was rushed to a nearby hospital. She died two days later.
Bala Elkana, the Lagos police spokesperson, said in a statement on Friday that the circumstances surrounding the shooting are yet to be determined but the officers involved are in custody.
Mr Elkana said two officers have been arrested in connection to the shooting and would be subjected to internal disciplinary proceedings. He added that another 35-year old man was injured as a result of the shooting and is presently at a hospital recovering.
“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 police said in a statement.
“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.”
Source Premium Times