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Police officer arrested for killing Islamic cleric in Lagos

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Lagos police have arrested one of its officers for his alleged involvement in a shooting that led to the death of an Islamic cleric.

The officer identified as Inspector Okoro Charles was allegedly involved in a shooting that happened around Ikotun area of Lagos on Wednesday, May 20 which led to the death of the Islamic cleric identified as Fatai Oladipupo.

Newsmen learnt that the arrested police inspector has been subjected to internal disciplinary procedures known as Orderly Room Trial at the State Provost Department.

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It was further learnt that the police officer will be handed over to the State Criminal Investigation Department Yaba for prosecution in conventional Court if found guilty of the charges against him.

This was contained in a statement released by the Police Public Relation Officer in the state, DSP Bala Elkana.

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The PPRO stated that investigation is ongoing to unravel the circumstances surrounding the shooting incident.

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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.

An 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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