Police arrest Sergeant for shooting man in Lagos

By Precious Igbonwelundu

The police in Lagos have arrested a Sergeant, Lukmon Akanbi for shooting a 39-year-old man Ramon Adeniji to death.

The incident occurred around 4:20 am on Friday near Eko Atlantic, Victoria Island during an argument.

Sergeant Akanbi, attached to Victoria Island Police Station, was said to have pulled the trigger on the man, an unarmed civilian, who was returning from an event.

It was gathered that the victim was rushed to Naval Dockyard Hospital on Ahmadu Bello Way where he was confirmed dead on arrival.

According to police spokesman Bala Elkana, the Commissioner of Police Hakeem Odumosu has ordered the arrest and prosecution of the culprit.

He said the policeman with force number 448407 violated professional standard on the use of firearms.

“The Police Sergeant was arrested and detained at the Provost Department, Command Headquarters, Ikeja. He was subjected to internal disciplinary proceedings known as Orderly Room Trial.

“He was arraigned before the…

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