September 26, 2016

Police arrest SARS Officer who killed undergraduate in Lagos

The police in Lagos have arrested the Special Anti Robbery Squad officer who fired the shot that killed an undergraduate of a polytechnic in Edo State, Joseph Eidonojie-Ugbeni.

The suspect was nabbed on Friday shortly by the police authorities.

According to the report, some SARS officers, who were chasing a suspected Internet fraudster at the Ogoja Market along LASU-Igando Road, had started shooting sporadically.

The bullet was said to have hit 20-year-old Joseph in the head, while his cousin, Friday Ojah, fled to avoid been killed.

Friday Ojah had told The Punch that the policemen took Joseph’s corpse and dumped it in the boot of the fraudster’s car, before driving away to the command headquarters in Ikeja, Lagos.

It was gathered on Sunday that the officer that fired the shot had been arrested and taken to the scene of the incident.

A source said, “He was arrested on Friday and taken in handcuffs to the place where the incident happened.”

A legal practitioner and friend of the victim’s family, Saheed Sanni, said the family had decided to petition the Inspector-General of Police on the case to demand justice for the victim.

It was said that the suspected fraudster, Badoo, who they were chasing on the day of the incident, had reported at the command headquarters. A source said the suspect had been detained.

“Badoo lives in that community and is popular; the SARS officers also know him. He was not their target that day. They had actually conducted a raid and arrested some people. They were leaving when they sighted him in his car. They called his name and he quickly abandoned his car and fled.

“He had just returned from the bank that day. Badoo had travelled to South Africa and had recently returned to the community,” he said.

The victim’s father, Patrick Eidonojie-Ugbeni, demanded justice for the son.
He said, “The Badoo they were chasing showed up on Friday at the SARS office with his lawyer and parents. I met the Officer-in-Charge of SARS as well. They shot my son in the head and they claimed that he had a gun and that they shot him in self-defence. How is that possible when he was shot in the head from behind? All I want now is that the police should release the post-mortem result and the police report on the incident.”

Lagos Police PRO, SP Dolapo Badmos, said the case had been transferred to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.

“The state Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, has directed that the case be investigated by the homicide section. We will come out with the full report at the conclusion of investigation.”

6 comments:

eniola lawal said...

Na wa oo

inumidun said...

He deserves 2 b punished..

ats three said...

Very good but it shouldn't stop there, he must pay dearly for his crime.

Harbolarkale Niyi said...

Pls we are waiting for the outcome of the investigation

ogebest said...

It's a pity. May his soul rest in peace

Anonymous said...

Please the IG of police should ensure that the SARS officer who shot this young man should face the full punishment according to the law because SARS officers always do this type of thing, they assume they have the power to kill anytime they want.they see them self's as gods.