The Lagos State Police command on Thursday August 22, announced that it has dismissed four of its officers found culpable of extrajudicial killing.
The policemen identified as Inspector Fabiyi Omomayara, Sergeant Olaniyi Solomon, Sergeant Solomon Sunday and Corporal Aliyu Mukaila shot two robbery suspects dead after arresting them for allegedly robbing a man of his mobile phone valued N450,000.
The dismissed security operatives were subjected to orderly room trial, before being dismissed from the Nigerian Police Force. They have also been charged before an Ebute Metta Magistrates’ Court on charges of conspiracy and murder.
The statement released by the Lagos State Police spokesman, Bala Elkana, reads in part;
“The policemen were subjected to internal disciplinary proceedings at the Provost Department. They were tried on three count charges bothering on discreditable conduct; unlawful and unnecessary exercise of authority and damage to article.
“The four policemen were found guilty and awarded the punishment of dismissal from service and prosecution. They were subsequently handed over to Homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) Yaba for prosecution in conventional court.
“The four suspects ex-Inspector Fabiyi Omomayara, ex-Sergeant Olaniyi Solomon, ex-Sergeant Solomon Sunday and ex-Corporal Aliyu Mukaila were on August 22 arraigned in Magistrate Court 5 Ebute Meta for conspiracy and murder and were remanded in Ikoyi prison. The case is adjourned to September 29 for DPP advice. This will serve as deterrence to others.”