Police Did Not Fire A Shot’ News False And Mischievous – Lagos State Command Debunks Reports Of Shooting 14yr Old
By Henry Odeh
‘Police Did Not Fire A Shot’ News False And Mischievous – Lagos State Command Debunks Reports Of Shooting 14yr Old
The Lagos State Police Command of the Nigerian Police Force has debunked reports in some section of online news medium that police was responsible for the death of a 14 year old girl saying that none of its men deployed to forestall breakdown of law and order across the State on July 3rd fired a single shot.
According to a press statement from the Lagos State Police Command e-signed by the state Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO) CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, and made available to newsmen on July 3rd, the state Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu commiserates with family of the deceased child.
The CP also assured that thorough investigations that will unravel the circumstance surrounding the child’s death and perpetrators of the act will commence immediately.
The command further warned against peddling and spread of what it described as ‘fake and unconfirmed stories’ stressing that such could be dangerous and counterproductive in the fight against crime.
“The attention of the Lagos State Police Command has been drawn to a news making rounds that a 14 year-old girl was hit and killed by police bullet today 3rd July, 2021 at the venue of the Oodua Republic Mega Rally in Ojota, Lagos.
“The Command hereby wishes to debunk the rumour and state categorically that it’s a calculated attempt to create confusion and fears in the minds of the good people of Lagos State and the country at large.
“The Command did not fire a single live bullet at Ojota rally today. The said corpse was found wrapped and abandoned at a distance, far from Ojota venue of the rally, behind MRS Filling Station, inward Maryland, on the other side of the venue, with dried blood stains suggesting that the corpse is not fresh. After a close look at the corpse, a wound suspectedly sustained from a sharp object was seen on it.
“The news is false and mischievous. The Command therefore urges the general public to disregard the news and go about their lawful normal daily activities while investigation to unravel the incident will commence immediately. The Commissioner of Police,Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, therefore commiserates with the family of the found deceased and assures that thorough investigation will be carried out.
“The Command equally wishes to warn against the spread or peddling of fake and unconfirmed stories as such could be dangerous and counterproductive,” the statement said.