Thursday, April 17, 2014

Ondo NBA threatens to sue police over killer cop



A policeman had shot his colleague over a squabble at a bar in Ondo State.

The Nigeria Bar Association, NBA, Ondo Town chapter on Tuesday vowed to sue the Nigeria Police Force, if they do not act on the murder of the policeman who was killed by a senior colleague.

The late policeman, Adelaku Lawal, was posted to a Chief Magistrate Court in Ondo and was shot dead by his colleague over a squabble at a bar in Ondo State.

The chairman of the Ondo NBA told journalists in Ondo Town that his members have concluded plans to challenge the action in a law court if the assailant was not sanctioned.

Mr. Adetowubo said his association would compel the police to investigate the case and will assume all legitimate means to ensure that the matter is not swept under the carpet.

“Though the NBA Ondo town chapter must commend the police for arresting the suspect at the scene of the incident, we are waiting for the result of the Orderly Room Trier. Members of our association are anxiously waiting to see the suspect being arraign at the court.

“The only weapon we have is court; we are ready to fight the Ondo State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Patrick Dokumor, as well as the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Abubakar, if the suspect fails to face the music,” he said.

Mr. Adetowubo expressed disappointment over what he described as the slow pace of investigation and the inability of the police to bring the perpetrator of the crime to book several weeks after he allegedly committed the murder.

Meanwhile, the Ondo State Commissioner of Police, Patrick Dokumor, has confirmed that the Criminal Investigation Department, CID, of the Ondo State Police Command would soon prosecute the suspect, Kazeem Shehu, an Assistant Superintended of Police.

Mr. Dokumor said that investigation into the matter has commenced. He promised that the erring police officer would be prosecuted according to the law.

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