The Lagos State Police Command confirmed that two officers linked to the death of 16-year-old Tina Ezekwe in the Iyana-Oworo region are on trial.
Recall that the murder of the teenager by a happy trigger police last week Tuesday, caused contempt because many have demanded justice.
Lagos State police spokesman Bala Elkana said the two police officers suspected of the shooting were arrested and subjected to internal disciplinary proceedings.
Elkana who said the conduct of the two police officers; an assistant police superintendent (ASP) Theophilus Otobo and Inspector Oguntoba Olamigoke did not meet professional standards, said they will be prosecuted if found guilty.
He said that the Lagos police commissioner, Hakeem Odomosu, had ordered a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of the victim in the metropolitan area of Iyana-Oworo.
“Recall that on May 29, 2020, the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, ordered an in-depth investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Tina Ezekwe in the Iyana-Oworo area of Lagos State. Investigation so far revealed that the conduct of the two police officers, ASP Theophilus Otobo and Inspector Oguntoba Olamigoke, who were linked to the incident, fell short of professional standards.
“In view of the above, the command has commenced internal disciplinary proceedings against the two officers. While the ASP has been served an official query in line with the provisions of the public service rules, Inspector Oguntoba Olamigoke is undergoing an orderly-room trial at the state command provost’s office.
“The ASP will be appearing before the Force Disciplinary Board sitting in Abuja, whose recommended punishment will be forwarded to the Police Service Commission for approval.
“Meanwhile, the CP assures all stakeholders that as soon as the internal disciplinary proceedings have been duly exhausted and the culpability of the indicted officers established, they will be arraigned.”