Two Police officers reportedly shoot 17-year-old girl dead in Lagos


The Lagos State Police Command has detained two policemen who allegedly shot a 17-year-old girl, whose name was given as Tina Ezekwe, while stray bullet also hit one Musa Yakubu.

The DAILY VENDOR learnt that the incident happened around the Berger end of the third mainland bridge.

Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana in a statement on Friday said the victims were rushed to a hospital.

Elkana however, said while Yakubu is in a stable condition, the other victim, Tina died two days after she was admitted.

The PPRO confirmed that the two police officers whose names were given as Theophilus Otobo and Oguntoba Olamigoke have been subjected to internal disciplinary proceedings and would be arraigned in court if found guilty.

According to Elkana, “The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered an in-depth investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Tina Ezekwe, 17.

“Two police officers suspected to have carried out the shooting were arrested and subjected to internal disciplinary proceedings. If found culpable, they will be arraigned in court. The policemen are, ASP Theophilus Otobo, and Inspector Oguntoba Olamigoke, attached to the Bariga Police Station.

“The incident happened on May 26, 2020, around 10.45pm. The said police officers fired shots from their pin down point along the Berger area of the Third Mainland Bridge, in circumstances yet to be determined. One Musa Yakubu, 35, was injured at the point and a stray bullet hit Tina.

“The bullet pierced through the upper side of her left laps. She was rushed to hospital by a team of policemen led by the Divisional Police Officer. The battle to save her life lasted for two days, but she, however, died on May 28, 2020, around 9.29pm while on admission. The second person is in stable condition.”

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