A ‘drunk’ mobile policeman attached to the Peace Estate in Sangotedo went berserk on the night of Thursday, 18 March, 2021 shooting sporadically and killing one Jelili Bakare, a father of nine children in the process.
An eyewitness account revealed that Jelili and Niyi were at the Quinox Hotel to have a dinner when the incident occurred.
According to him, “We were at the hotel to eat. While we were still waiting for our food to be served, Niyi who had left after his food rushed back that a mobile policeman who was allegedly shooting sporadically in the area accosted him. Jelili had to follow Niyi and while they were still discussing, Niyi left.
“Thereafter, one thing led to another and the mobile policeman simply known as Jonathan in the area opened fire on Jelili and started shooting sporadically inside the hotel that everyone started running helter skelter for their lives.
“Attempt to rush Jelili who was shot at close range and was in the pool of his own blood was rebuffed by the mobile police man who was on rampage until a call was made to Niyi about the incident and he quickly rushed back. When he got back he saw vehicles with the headlights on.
“In one of the vehicles, he saw Jelili in the pool of blood still talking and he entered and drove him to Doren Hospital, Ajah for treatment. But because he has lost so much blood, he died while the doctors were battling to save his life. The corpse was then taking to the Ogombo police division headquarters because the manager of the Quinox Hotel had lodged a complaint with the police of the ugly incident.
“The corpse was later moved to Yaba Mainland Hospital for autopsy, while the case was transferred to Homicide Section of State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti for further investigation. The trigger happy mopol has been disarmed and taken to custody.”
An attempts to speak with The DPO of Ogombo police divisional headquarters, John Amubieya, a Superintendent of Police, was unsuccessful, as he directed our correspondent to the state PPRO.
When contacted, Lagos PPRO, Prince Muyiwa Adejobi also declined comment.
It was further learnt that the state CID, Panti has postponed the meeting with those at the scene of incident for further interrogation till Monday 22, March 2021 because of the absence of the investigating police officer.