The Lagos State police Command has dismissed a Police Inspector, Jonathan Kampani, over the alleged murder of Jelili Bakare.
Kampani was alleged to have shot and killed Bakare at Quinox lounge, in Sangotedo area of Lagos, on March 18.
In a statement on Sunday, Lagos State Police Command spokesman, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said the officer has been dismissed and would be prosecuted as advised by the state’s Department of Public Prosecution.
He also said the Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, had led a team of senior officers to pay a condolence visit to the deceased’s family.
Odumosu, who ordered the arrest and trial of the officer, assured the family of the deceased that the matter would be given necessary attention.
“The Command has conveyed the dismissal 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.
“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP 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, 27th 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 misconduct and inappropriate behaviour among police personnel in the state,” the statement added.