I-G condemns shooting, killing of a lawyer by police officer

I-G condemns shooting, killing of a lawyer by police officer

By Monday Ijeh, Abuja.

 

The Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mr Usman Baba, has condemned the shooting and killing of a lawyer, Mrs Omobolanle Raheem, by a police officer.

 

The Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said this in a statement on Monday in Abuja.

 

He said that the lawyer was allegedly shot and killed by a pliceman attached to Ajiwe Police Station, Ajah, Lagos State.

 

The I-G described the incident as unfortunate and ordered speedy investigation and prosecution of the officers responsible for the ugly and unprofessional act.

He stressed that the act did not reflect the Nigeria Police Standard Operating Procedure and core values.

 

Baba commiserated with the family, friends and colleagues of the deceased and prayed for the repose of her soul.

 

He pledged to ensure that justice prevailed in the case and warned police officers to be professional and people-oriented in the discharge of their duties.

 

Baba urged police officers to always operate within the ambit of the law, adding that the leadership pf the Nigeria Police Force would not condone any inappropriate or unprofessional act.

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