The Lagos State Police Command on Wednesday revealed that it had
gotten in touch with the Ondo State Police command over the case of
the corporal who shot four people, one of them a pregnant woman.
One of the victims died while others are still battling to stay alive
at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Lagos State.
This was even as the Police hierarchy in Lagos State condemned the
attitude of policemen who get drunk while on duty.
The fleeing police Corporal, Mohammed Abubakar, attached to MOPOL 17,
Ondo State, is said to have been drunk when he went to a fast food
joint to eat and opened fire during a minor dispute with another
customer, shooting four people.
While doctors said the woman would definitely scale through, the other victims, all male, are said to be in a critical condition.
One of the men was shot in the eye.
Reacting to the shooting, spokesman of the Lagos State Police Command, Ngozi Braide, said: “We’ve gotten in touch with MOPOL 17 Squadron commander and he said the corporal will be arrested as soon as possible, once sighted.
“The corporal will have to face an orderly room trial and if found
guilty, will be charged with murder.
“The Lagos State Police Command had already set up an investigative
team to find out what actually transpired that day.
“It is against police ethics and code of conduct for a policeman to be drunk and on duty.
“It’s also against our operational procedure.
“Any policeman found to be drunk, while on duty, will be punished.
“We also want members of the public to report such policemen to us.”