Police dismisses trigger-happy officer in Lagos

Police dismisses trigger-happy officer in Lagos

Police dismisses trigger-happy officer in Lagos

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Idowu Owohunwa, has approved the dismissal of a police inspector, Kabiru Odejimi, over the alleged murder of a generator technician in the state.

Odejimi, a police officer attached to the Alausa Divisional Headquarters, fired a gunshot that hit the deceased, Idris Bakare, in the Oregun area of the state on May 28.

The 24-year-old victim later died in hospital.

The spokesman for the state police command, Benjamin Hundeyin, who confirmed the development in a statement in Ikeja, said the CP approved the recommendation for Odeyemi’s dismissal on Wednesday.

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He said the police officer would be arraigned in court on Friday.

The statement read: “The recommendation for dismissal of Insp. Kabiru Odeyemi was today approved. This paves the way for his arraignment which will take place on Friday, July 7, 2023.”

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