The Lagos State Police Command has dismissed one AP No 278055 Inspector Jonathan Kampani, attached to Mounted Troop of the Nigeria Police Force, for firing and killing one Jelili Bakare at Quinox Lounge, Sangotedo Area of Lagos State, on 18th March, 2021.
The Command has conveyed the dimissal of the erring Inspector from the Nigeria Police to the Deputy Commissioner of Police, State CID, Panti, Yaba via letter numbered AR. 3100/LS/ SPM/vol.2/321 dated 16/4/2021, for prosecution as advised by the Department of Public Prosecution of the Lagos State.
This was disclosed on Sunday, 25 April, 2021 via a press statement by the state police command Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, a Chief Superintendent of Police.
According to the statement, the state Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, had ordered for the arrest and immediate orderly room trial of the inspector after the incident. He also led a team of senior officers in the command to pay a condolence visit to the family of the deceased at Chief Bakare’s House, Ajiranland, Eti-Osa Local Government of Lagos State, on Saturday, 27 March, 2021, where he promised that justice will be done in the matter.
The Commissioner of Police therefore urged the general public, especially the family members of the deceased, Jelili Bakare, to be patient and have trust in the Police and the judiciary as the matter will be given necessary attention and commitment it requires.
The Police boss however reiterated his zero tolerance for professional misconducts and inappropriate behaviours among police personnel in the state.