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Ijeshatedo Killing: Police Dismisses Officer

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Ganiyat Ganiyu 

The Lagos state police command has dismissed a sergeant, Samuel Phillips, for allegedly killing an 18-year-old female admission seeker, Monsurat Ojuade, in the Ijeshatedo area of Surulere, Lagos State.

A statement by the spokesman for the Lagos State Police Command, Adekunle Ajisebutu, on Friday said the office would be arraigned in court.

The statement titled, ‘Ijeshatedo Shooting Incident: Sgt Samuel Philipps Dismissed From Service, To Be Arraigned In Court’ read, “This is to inform the general public that Sgt Samuel Philipps who was tried for the shooting incident of 11th September, 2021 that led to the death of Monsurat Ojuade has been dismissed from the Nigeria Police Force. He was dismissed after conclusion of his orderly room trial. The suspect will be charged to court today for murder.

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“Recall that the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, had promised that the matter would be properly investigated and that justice would be served. This action is, therefore, done in fulfilment of that promise.

“The Commissioner of Police further sympathises with the bereaved family, and reiterates his earlier promise that justice would be done in this case.”

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