The Lagos State Task Force has denied any involvement in the killing of a young school girl at Akoun Village in Ikorodu, Lagos
Speaking on an online media report credited to the News Agency of Nigeria, the Chairman of the Lagos State Task Force, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi refuted the story, saying that the Agency was not involved in any enforcement operations around Ikorodu as reported on Saturday, 23 March, 2019.
Egbeyemi disclosed further that it became necessary to correct this misrepresentation due to persistent inquiries from members of the public and need to set the records straight.
He said it was unfortunate that the inaccurate report has generated negative comments that portrayed the task force team as an irresponsible organisation.
While confirming that a young school girl was killed in Ikorodu, CSP Egbeyemi affirmed that the Police Officer involved in the incident was not attached to the Lagos State Task Force.
“It is on record that the Officer who killed a 17-year-old girl (Adijat Shakiru) at Ikorodu, one Sergeant Mudi Emmanuel has been arrested and is undergoing ‘orderly room’ at Provost Marshall Unit for professional misconduct over the killing”, he stated.
He also reiterated that the Lagos Police Command has clarified that “the action fell short of the rules of engagement for the use of firearms and professional standards for Police”, adding that the Officer would soon be charged to court for murder.