Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, on Monday, condemned the Christmas Day killing of a lawyer, Omobolanle Raheem, allegedly shot dead by a trigger-happy policeman attached to Ajiwe Police Station, Ajah, Lagos State.
The IGP also ordered an investigation into the lawyer’s killing by the police officer.
The police boss further ordered the prosecution of all police officers involved in the tragic incident.
Force spokesperson, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja.
According to the statement, “The IGP, who described the incident as unfortunate and sad, has ordered speedy investigation and prosecution of the officers responsible for the ugly and unprofessional act, which doesn’t portray the Nigeria Police Standard Operating Procedure and core values.
“In the same vein, the IGP commiserates with the family, friends, and colleagues of the deceased as he prays for the repose of her soul.
“He further assures the general public of justice in the case, while he warns officers and men of the NPF to be professional and people-oriented in the discharge of their duties and operate within the ambit of the law, as the Force’s leadership will not condone any inappropriate or unprofessional acts.”