Ijeshatedo killing: DPO arrested

Ijeshatedo killing: DPO arrested

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The Divisional Police Officer (DPO ) in charge of Ijeshatedo division, in Lagos, Yakubu Mohammed, has been arrested for allegedly killing a 25-year-old fashion designer, Jamiu Ayoade.
Ayoade was  allegedly shot dead on Sunday evening at a friend’s birthday party on Daudu Street, Ijeshatedo, Lagos.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, had, however, said the DPO denied shooting the deceased but claimed that he and other policemen visited the area when they got a report that cultists were fighting, which he said led to the death on Ayoade,
A senior police officer, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, however, told Daily Sun: “Following media reports on the killing, the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, ordered the commissioner for police to personally visit the scene. The CP sent some undercover policemen to the house, where the incident happened.”
He said, following reports given by the undercover policemen, the police boss ordered the arrest of the DPO, who is currently being detained at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti, Lagos.
Owoseni, during a press briefing yesterday at police headquarters, Ikeja, said: “I told you that we were investigating and we had sent undercover policemen to the family of the deceased and the scene of the incident. We spoke with many people. We now have true version of the story, contrary to what the DPO told us.
“The police leadership and the IGP operate and run the police in a manner that all actions should be in tandem with democratic principles and respect for human life. We will not condone any act of impunity. All those that are adorned with police uniforms and get involved in impunity are not one of us.
“The DPO is under investigation. If we find out that he is not one of those officers that belong to the new Nigeria Police, the law will take its course.
“The DPO has been taken into custody while  investigation is being conducted. I met with the family of the victim this morning (yesterday) and we found out that it is imperative that investigation be carried out.
“The Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the SCID, the Area Commander C and the Commander X Squad  yesterday started the investigation. I will leave no stone unturned and we will not sweep the matter under the carpet.
“As soon as evidence is put up (implicating) the officer or whoever committed the act of impunity, justice will take its course and the person will be made to face the law.”