Lagos state police command dismisses and prosecutes officer for attempted murder of his lady friend
The Lagos State Police Command has dismissed and prosecuted one Sgt Eze Aiwansoba, m, attached to the Special Protection Unit, Base 16, Ikeja, for firing and attempting to kill his lady friend, Joy Ndubueze, f, on 8th October 2020, at Salvation Road, Opebi, Ikeja of Lagos State. Read the initial story here.
The incident was referred to the State Criminal Investigation Department of the Lagos State Police Command for investigation where it was revealed that the ex-policeman has a case to answer.
A statement from the spokesperson of the command, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, states that the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, ordered for the orderly room trial of the suspect where he was found guilty and recommended for dismissal. The approval for his dismissal was contained in a letter numbered PC. 458465/LS/DFA/2, dated February 2nd, 2021.
After his dismissal, Ex-Sergeant Eze Aiwansoba was transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for prosecution via letter numbered AR:3100/LS/SPM/Vol.2/311 dated February 3, 2021.
The State CID had written a letter to the Director of Public Prosecution, Lagos State, for legal advice which was eventually replied, noting that the sergeant should be charged to court for attempted Murder contrary to Sec 230, Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The Ex-sergeant was charged to Magistrate Court, Yaba, on February 9, with attempted Murder of Joy Ndubueze; and the case is still on.
Adejobi added that the state Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has vowed that no erring police personnel would go unpunished as the command will not condone any act of criminality and unprofessionalism in all areas.