Lagos police commissioner visits relatives of man shot dead by policeman at a lounge

Days after one Jelili Bakare was shot dead by one Inspector Jonathan Company, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, and the entire management team of the command on Saturday, March 27, paid a condolence visit to the family of the deceased.

WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the incident happened at Quinox lounge at Sangotedo, Area of Lagos State, about 11.30pm when the policeman, attached to the Mounted Troop, Force Animal Branch of the Nigeria Police, had an argument with the deceased and shot him dead.

According to report, the inspector fled immediately after the incident but he was eventually arrested by the Divisional Police Officer Ogombo Division, Lagos State.

The suspect, Jonathan Company, m, has been moved to the State Criminal Investigation Department for proper investigation on the order of the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu.

During the condolence visit, the Commissioner of Police was received by the Olori  Ebi of the Bakara family in Ajiran Land, Eti-Osa Local Government of Lagos State, Chief Yekini Olawale, the mother, wives and children of the deceased at AjiranLand, Lagos State.

The team also paid a visit to the Oba of Ajiranland,  His Royal Majesty, Oba Tijani Akinloye, in his Palace and expressed its heartfelt condolences on the demise of one of his subjects.

The Commissioner of Police was accompanied by the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Operations, DCP Ahmed Kontangora, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Administration, DCP Bassey Ewah, Deputy Commissioner of Police, CID,Panti, Yaba, DCP Adegoke Fayoade, Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, Staff Officer Senior,  CSP Vic Mulero and the Divisional Police Officers within the Area J, Area Command, Ajah.

The spokesperson of the police command, Muyiwa Adejobi, in a statement released, said the Commissioner of Police, has also ordered that the inspector be tried in an orderly room and charged to court in no time as the family of the deceased deserves justice on the matter.


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