A police Sergeant, identified as Samuel Phillips, who shot dead one 18-year-old female in Lagos will face murder charge after he had been tried and dismissed from the force.
Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, who made this disclosure when he paid condolence visit to the parents of the deceased said the policeman had been identified and he is currently being detained.
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The sergeant, along with a team of policemen had allegedly stormed Ijeshatedo area of Lagos on Sunday to effect the arrest of a suspect when he shot dead the girl.
The deceased died on her way to the hospital and the policemen bolted away after they discovered that the young girl had died.
Odumosu was accompanied by top members of the Lagos State Police Command’s Management Team and other senior police officers, during which he expressed, on behalf of the Inspector-General of Police, Alkali Baba Usman, officers and men of the Command, his heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family.
While expressing regret over the unfortunate incident, the CP prayed for the repose of Monsurat’s soul, and also prayed that God grant the bereaved family the fortitude to bear the great loss.
Presenting a letter of condolence to the family, the Commissioner of Police also reassured them that justice would be served, disclosing that the culprit, Sgt. Samuel Phillips had been arrested, and was currently undergoing orderly room trial.