The four policemen who killed two suspected phone thieves in Igando area of Lagos State have been dismissed from the Nigeria Police Force and remanded in prison custody.
Briefing newsmen on Thursday, the Lagos State Police Command spokesperson, Bala Elkana identified the affected policemen as Fabiyi Omomayara, Sergeant Olaniyi Solomon, Sergeant Solomon Sunday and Corporal Aliyu Mukaila.
Elkana said they were arraigned before an Ebute Metta Magistrates Court and thereafter remanded in prison custody.
His words: “The policemen were subjected to internal disciplinary proceedings at the Provost Department. They were tried on three counts bordering on discreditable conduct, unlawful and unnecessary exercise of authority and damage to article.
“The four policemen were found guilty and awarded the punishment of dismissal from service and prosecution. They were subsequently handed over to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba for prosecution in a conventional court.
“The four suspects, Ex-Inspector Fabiyi Omomayara, Ex-Sergeant Olaniyi Solomon, Ex-Sergeant Solomon Sunday and Ex-Corporal Aliyu Mukaila were arraigned in Magistrate Court 5 Ebute Metta for conspiracy and murder and were remanded in the Ikoyi prison.”
Elkana added that the presiding judge at the court adjourned the case till September 23 for legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions.