The Human Rights Monitoring Agenda (HURMA) has commended the Lagos Police boss on his latest move in showing compassion for members of the public and continued rededication to ensure redemption of bartered police image.
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu and the entire management team of the command today, Saturday 27th March, 2021, paid a condolence visit on the family of late Jelili Bakara that was shot dead by one Insp Jonathan Company on 18th March 2021.
The incident occurred at Quinox lounge at Sangotedo, Area of Lagos State, about 11.30pm when the policeman, attached to the Mounted Troop, Force Animal Branch of the Nigeria Police, had an argument with the deceased and shot him dead.
Immediately after the incident, the Inspector fled but was eventually arrested by the Divisional Police Officer Ogombo Division, Lagos State. The suspect, Jonathan Company, m, has been moved to the State Criminal Investigation Department for proper investigation on the order of the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu.
The Commissioner of Police was received by the Olori Ebi of the Bakara family in Ajiran Land, Eti-Osa Local Government of Lagos State, Chief Yekini Olawale, the mother, wives and children of the deceased at AjiranLand, Lagos State.
The team also paid a visit to the Oba of Ajiranland, His Royal Majesty, Oba Tijani Akinloye, in his Palace and expressed its heartfelt condolences on the demise of one of his subjects.
The Commissioner of Police was accompanied by the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Operations, DCP Ahmed Kontangora, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Administration, DCP Bassey Ewah, Deputy Commissioner of Police, CID,Panti, Yaba, DCP Adegoke Fayoade, Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, Staff Officer Senior, CSP Vic Mulero and the Divisional Police Officers within the Area J, Area Command, Ajah.
The police boss has also ordered that the inspector be tried in orderly room and charged to court in no time as the family of the deceased deserves justice on the matter.
The Commissioner of Police therefore assured the general public that the command will consistently uphold the core values and principles of policing so as to have adequate protection of lives and property in the state.
The Executive Director of Human Rights Monitoring Agenda (HURMA), Comrade Buna Olaitan Isiak, has finally promised to use utilize the membership strength of the organization as well as its legal department to assist in ensuring the reality of above pledge by the police boss.
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