Policeman Shoots Woman To Death & Injures Husband In Lagos

Date: 18-09-2015 5:57 am (5 years ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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A police corporal attached to Isheri-Oshun Division in Lagos, Wednesday night, fired a shot at a moving tricycle along Isheri/ Ijegun road, killing the wife of the operator, Idongesit Ekpo, on the spot. Doctors at Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, are however, battling to save the life of the operator, Godwin Ekpo, who was reportedly also hit by a bullet.

Consequently, visibly angry Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni, has ordered the immediate arrest of members of the team on duty that night.

The arrested team members include Sergeant Benson Ahambo, Corporal Augustine Telenundu, Corporal Onu Samuel and Corporal Musefun Aremu.

DPO queried
Owoseni has also queried the Divisional Police Officer in-charge of the division for allowing his men to operate without a properly labelled Police vehicle.
Information at Vanguard’s disposal had it that the tricycle operator was returning from church with his wife and four children between the ages of 1 and 12 in the tricycle, popularly known as Keke Marwa, when the police corporal flagged him down.

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Tricycle operators protesting alleged killing of wife of their colleegue by a policeman in Isheri-Oshun area of Lagos.
It was also gathered that tricycle operators usually gave the policemen between N50 and N100 in the morning and also at night.
But Ekpo was said to have refused to stop to give the policeman money, arguing that the passengers were his family members.
Eye witnesses alleged that the corporal fired some shots into the moving tricycle, thereby forcing it to a halt. The bullet was said to have shattered Mrs Ekpo’s skull while her husband was hit in the jaw.
At that moment, Ekpo reportedly managed to come down and raised the alarm when he discovered his wife in the pool of her blood.
On noticing the magnitude of his action, the corporal reportedly alerted his team members and they all fled the scene.

CP reacts
Reacting to the incident, the police commissioner said: “The command has quickly responded to the incident.
The Deputy Commissioner of Police, Operations, Mr Johnson Kokumo, has been with the tricycle operator in the hospital.
‘’We will do everything within our capacity to ensure that the children and their father are well taken care of at the moment.

“In furtherance of the Inspector General of Police’s stance that the Nigeria Police will not encourage or tolerate any act of barbarism, lawlessness, misuse of fire arms, the corporal that is involved has immediately been taken into custody this morning( yesterday) with necessary disciplinary measures completed.
‘’He has been charged for murder and will be taken to court tomorrow (today). The DPO has also been issued a query for disobeying the IGP’s instruction that policemen should go about their duty in properly labelled vehicles and be properly dressed.

‘’We have also extended disciplinary measures on the team leader and other policemen with the corporal.”

Tricycle operators protest
Meanwhile, tricycle operators took to the streets yesterday to protest the shooting and excesses of policemen attached to Isheri- Oshun station.
The operators, who called on the Police high command to address the issue before it got out of hand, alleged that policemen from the division used the stretch of that road as haven for extortion.
One of them who simply gave his name as Mukaila, said: “Policemen from Isheri-Oshun Division are making life unbearable for us. We pay N100 in the morning, N50 in the afternoon and N100 at night.
‘’If we fail to give them the money, they will seize your keke and dare us to go and call the CP. That is what they do to Okada riders too.
‘’If you challenge them, they will seize your keke and threaten to shoot you. At times, they will even shoot to put fear into us. It is unfortunate that our colleague’s wife was killed in a reckless manner.”

CP visits scene
The command boss also visited Area ‘M’, command, Idimu, which oversees Isheri-Osun Division and, thereafter, proceeded to Ijegun where the protesters had gathered and appealed to them to be calm, assuring that justice would be done.
A female human rights activist, Chinazo Ifechie, who was among the protesters expressed disdain over the manner the DPO at Isheri-Oshun handled the matter.
She told the CP: “ When I got to the station, the policemen beat me up and seized my phone and camera right in the presence of the DPO. As I speak, my phone is still with them.”
Immediately, the CP left for Isheri-Oshun Division where he addressed the policemen and also ordered the release of the activist’s phone.
A relative of the operator, Elizabeth Iniebong, told Vanguard that her brother, Ekpo, was given the tricycle on hired purchase just last month, after staying at home without a job.
‘’Even the wife just recovered from an ailment. They also packed into the area recently. I don’t know why this is happening to us now,” she lamented.

As at yesterday, the children;,Mary, 12; Blessing, 9; Abraham, 7; and 11-month-old Elijah were at the Area ‘M’ command under police protection.


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Posted: at 18-09-2015 05:57 AM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- OOSSYY at 18-09-2015 07:24 AM (5 years ago)
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NIGERIAN POLICE MEN ARE SATANIC
Posted: at 18-09-2015 07:24 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Machealex at 18-09-2015 07:39 AM (5 years ago)
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Oh my God
Posted: at 18-09-2015 07:39 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- victorstic1 at 18-09-2015 07:39 AM (5 years ago)
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THE POLICEMAN SHOULD BE KILLED WITH SAME GUN AND OTHERS THAT WERE WITH HIM JAILED! THATS MY JUDGEMENT
Posted: at 18-09-2015 07:39 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Hollaburday at 18-09-2015 07:40 AM (5 years ago)
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Evil force  I wish the force can has just few honest and discipline people to sanitised the force, who will disguise and see what there men are doing to people, like this they pack them away from the road before they cause havoc
Posted: at 18-09-2015 07:40 AM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Eskay20s at 18-09-2015 07:47 AM (5 years ago)
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NIGERIAN POLICE ARE WORST THAN ARM ROBBERS AND UNTIL A PROPER MEASURE IS PUT IN PLACE THIS BARBARIC ACT WILL NEVER STOP
Posted: at 18-09-2015 07:47 AM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- danielsony at 18-09-2015 07:45 AM (5 years ago)
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Shoot them immediately
Posted: at 18-09-2015 07:45 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- jereva at 18-09-2015 07:47 AM (5 years ago)
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NAIJA, FOR HOW MUCH NAH??? FOR HOW MUCH??
Posted: at 18-09-2015 07:47 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Blessed75 at 18-09-2015 07:56 AM (5 years ago)
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Stupid police men
Posted: at 18-09-2015 07:56 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- livingstone80 at 18-09-2015 08:13 AM (5 years ago)
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Oh My GOD!that country is 7 kilometres to hell fire!!! I pity people who live there including my brothers, sister, and parents! Now is time to bring them to Moscow if they will agree!
Posted: at 18-09-2015 08:13 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- gogoman at 18-09-2015 08:17 AM (5 years ago)
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mad men full naija police
Posted: at 18-09-2015 08:17 AM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- piusemmanuel at 18-09-2015 08:22 AM (5 years ago)
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Increase there monthly wages and see the difference

Posted: at 18-09-2015 08:22 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- victorstic1 at 18-09-2015 08:50 AM (5 years ago)
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Quote from: livingstone80 on 18-09-2015 08:13 AM
Oh My GOD!that country is 7 kilometres to hell fire!!! I pity people who live there including my brothers, sister, and parents! Now is time to bring them to Moscow if they will agree!
  ARRANT NONSENSE IS NOT A MUST TO COMMENT
Posted: at 18-09-2015 08:50 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- DJSNIPPER at 18-09-2015 09:34 AM (5 years ago)
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Arresting policemen who commit serious infractions against civilians is only a palliative measure. There is the need for a complete reform of the police force, starting from recruitment to training and eventual commissioning. What sort of curriculum is used in police colleges that makes the graduands so trigger-happy and totally undisciplined? What sorts of people are recruited into the force? What efforts are made to weed out bandits and criminals? The incessant killing of civilians has become an epidemic. It must be arrested urgently.
Posted: at 18-09-2015 09:34 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- DJSNIPPER at 18-09-2015 09:38 AM (5 years ago)
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Quote from: Hollaburday on 18-09-2015 07:40 AM
Evil force  I wish the force can has just few honest and discipline people to sanitised the force, who will disguise and see what there men are doing to people, like this they pack them away from the road before they cause havoc
   
 
                                         Nigerian policemen are animals. The recruitment process for this policemen need to be seriously overhauled. And a comprehensive database with biometrics of all these policemen need to be captured.
At least 4 out of 5 robbery incidents in Nigeria will always policemen as perpetrators either retired or serving. RIP to the deceased












Posted: at 18-09-2015 09:38 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- pickNsmile at 18-09-2015 09:48 AM (5 years ago)
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There shall never be a cry of a baby in his generation for killing a woman Bosom feeding her child in d spot. What rubbish, useless set of people. I expect the new government to do something about Nigerian police.
Posted: at 18-09-2015 09:48 AM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Troublemenot at 18-09-2015 10:27 AM (5 years ago)
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Quote from: Pius on 18-09-2015 08:22 AM
Increase there monthly wages and see the difference

My dear it is not about how much they are being paid. even if they are paid one million a month today they will still extort money from people.
The main reasons for their criminal way of policing is lack of discipline,greed and proper monitoring from their higher officers. He who feel that what he is being paid today is too small is free to resign and look a higher paid job
Posted: at 18-09-2015 10:27 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Aniagain at 18-09-2015 10:46 AM (5 years ago)
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I hate d Nig Police

Posted: at 18-09-2015 10:46 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- bayonel3 at 18-09-2015 10:58 AM (5 years ago)
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no be 9ja we dey
Posted: at 18-09-2015 10:58 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- ebukkkason at 18-09-2015 11:53 AM (5 years ago)
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Stupid police men, they should b prosecuted
Posted: at 18-09-2015 11:53 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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