12th May, 2014
The Lagos State Command has arrested Sgt. Otene Godwin with Force number 355272 for allegedly shooting and killing a man in Alakija area of Lagos, western Nigeria.
According to the state Police Command spokesperson, Ngozi Braide, Otene who was serving at Area ‘E’ Command, allegedly shot Onyema Edewor dead.
The incident occurred on Saturday at about 23:00 p.m. along Alakija area of Festac Town.
“Sgt. Otene abandoned his duty post as the Station Guard at Area ‘E’ Command and left for Alakija area where the unfortunate incident occurred. The sergeant is already in police custody and circumstances surrounding the shooting incident is being investigated.
“The Nigeria Police is a disciplined organization and will never tolerate any act of indiscipline from its members.
“The Commissioner of Police Lagos State CP Umar A. Manko wishes to use this medium to appeal to members of the public to remain calm and maintain peace as justice will definitely be done. He also assures the deceased family that investigation will be concluded in good time,” Braide said.