13th September, 2021
Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu has released the name of the killer-cop who shot a teenage girl, Monsurat Ojuade dead on Saturday.
The name of the cop is Sgt. Samuel Phillips.
The police said a stray bullet from Phillips hit and killed Monsurat, a version of the police’s report that has been disputed.
Odumosu, paid a condolence visit to the bereaved’s family of late Monsurat in Ijeshatedo on Monday.
Accompanied by top members of the Lagos State Police Command’s Management Team and other senior Police Officers, the Commissioner of Police expressed, on behalf of the Inspector-General of Police, Alkali Baba Usman, officers and men of the Command, his heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family.
While expressing regret over the unfortunate incident, the CP prayed for the repose of Monsurat’s soul, and also prayed that God grant the bereaved family the fortitude to bear the great loss.
Presenting a letter of condolence to the family, the Commissioner of Police also reassured them that justice would be served.
He said the culprit, Phillips had been arrested, and was currently undergoing orderly room trial.