The Lagos State Police Command has dismissed and prosecuted one Sergeant Eze Aiwansoba, who had reportedly shot his girlfriend, Joy Ndubueze, sometime in October 2020.
Aiwansoba, attached to the Special Protection Unit, Base 16, Ikeja, had perpetrated the crime around Salvation Road, Opebi, Ikeja of Lagos State.
According to CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), who confirmed the dismissal and prosecution of the suspect in a statement, the incident was referred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) of the Lagos State Police Command for investigation.
“ At SCID, it was revealed that the ex-policeman has a case to answer. The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, ordered for the orderly room trial of the suspect where he was found guilty and recommended for dismissal.
“ The approval for his dismissal was contained in a letter numbered PC. 458465/LS/DFA/2, dated 2nd February, 2021. After his dismissal, Ex-Sergeant Eze Aiwansoba, was transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for prosecution via letter numbered AR:3100/LS/SPM/Vol.2/311 dated 3rd February, 2021.
“ The SCID had written a letter to the Director of Public Prosecution, Lagos State, for legal advice which was eventually replied, noting that the sergeant should be charged to court for attempted murder contrary to Sec 230, Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015. ”
He stated further, that the ex-sergeant was charged to Magistrate Court, Yaba, on February 9, with attempted murder of Joy Ndubueze; and the case is still on.
Adejobi said the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has assured the general public that no erring Police personnel would go unpunished as the command will not condone any act of criminality and unprofessionalism in all areas.