The four policemen connected to the Iba police division who were laid-off by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly killing 2 young men they arrested in August, are discharged from the Ikoyi jail following recommendation by the board of Public Prosecution (DPP).
The four policemen known as Insp. Fabiyi Omomayara, Sgt. Olaniyi king, Sgt. king Sunday and Cpl. Aliyu Mukaila, created news when videos of them shooting to death 2 suspects they in remission went infectious agent. Nigerians took to social media to require the prosecution of the policemen whose faces were captured within the infectious agent video. The Lagos state police command promptly investigated the matter and also the men were in remission and summarily laid-off from service.
However new facts shows that the indicted cops are discharged from jail. Vanguard reports that the discharge of the indicted cops followed an advice from the board of Public Prosecution.
The DPP’s statement signed by Dr. Babajide Martins, says the officers don’t have any case to answer as there’s no spare facts to pursue a case of murder or involuntary homicide against the officers.
”After fastidiously considering the facts within the duplicate case file, this workplace is of the opinion that there ar insufficient facts to determine a prima- facie case of murder or involuntary homicide contrary to sections 222 punishable under 223 or 224(b)and punishable beneath section 229 of the legal code , Cap CI7, Vol.3 Laws of Lagos State, 2015 against Insp. Fabiyi Omomayowa, Sgt Olaniyi king, Sgt king Sunday and Cpl. Aliyu Mukaila. They, therefore, don’t have any case to answer” the statement from the DPP reads
Reacting to the current development, members of the family of the victims say this can be a ploy to brush the case below the carpet.
Counsel to the families, lawyer Adesina Ogunlana, aforementioned the cops ar roaming regarding the road freely and jactitation that they were untouchable.
“ The actually perturbing legal recommendation on issue like is, in our humble read, an entire disregard of the heavy responsibilities of the workplace of the professional General and Commissioner for Justice below that the board of Public Prosecutors operates, to ascertain to due protection and promotion of the rights of all souls within the jurisdiction of Lagos State.
we have a tendency to raise the subsequent questions: will the workplace of the DPP claim content of the filmic expose via the electronic coverage and broadcast of the daylight execution of the 2 victims by these police killers that was everywhere the social media in August and September 2019, on attain its gift exonerative advice? within the aforementioned footage, the 2 victims were deliberately and clearly dead in cold blood when being appreciated safely by their police killers loudly declaiming that ‘we don’t waste time.’ This was followed by the point-blank shooting of their captured victims.”
The incident happened on August nineteenth this year at regarding 3.00pm, once Iba station received a signaling from one Anugu Valentine that he was attacked by a gaggle of armed men listing regarding four on 2 motorcycles at Ipayi area, Iba and that they homeless him of 1 iPhone Georgia home boy valued at #450: 000.
Acting on the data, the Divisional lawman Iba promptly deployed the Divisional Patrol team to the scene. 2 of the armed robbers were in remission whereas 2 loose. 2 locally created pistols with six life cartridges and 5 gone cartridges were recovered. The gang is alleged to be ill-famed for series of robberies in Iba and environment. it absolutely was a well celebrated operation by the team because the suspects were chivalrously in remission.
The cops were but laid-off from service for going against the code of conduct of the profession by killing the suspects in coldblood.