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Lagos Policeman Dismissed Following Fatal Shooting of Generator Repairer

In a recent development, the Lagos State Police Command has officially announced the dismissal of Inspector Kabiru Odeyemi, the police officer involved in the shooting incident that led to the tragic death of 24-year-old generator repairer, Idris Bakare. This confirmation was made by the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, through a post on Twitter today.According to SP Hundeyin’s tweet, the recommendation for the dismissal of Inspector Kabiru Odeyemi has been approved, paving the way for his arraignment scheduled to take place on Friday, July 7, 2023. This decision underscores the commitment of Commissioner of Police Idowu Owohunwa to upholding the rule of law, promoting civility, and ensuring the utmost respect for human life among the police force in Lagos.The incident, which took place on Baale Street, Oregun, in the Ikeja area of Lagos State, saw Bakare tragically losing his life after being struck by a bullet fired by Inspector Kabiru Odeyemi. The incident unfolded when a confrontation broke out among a group of individuals on Oregun Road, prompting Odeyemi and his fellow officers to respond to the scene.Regrettably, during the course of their intervention, Odeyemi discharged his firearm, striking Bakare and causing fatal injuries. The victim was rushed to a nearby clinic, where his life could not be saved, leading to an outpouring of grief and raising concerns over the conduct and accountability of law enforcement officers.The dismissal of Inspector Kabiru Odeyemi represents a significant step towards addressing these concerns and ensuring that justice is served in this tragic incident. The Lagos State Police Command’s swift response demonstrates their commitment to holding officers accountable for their actions and their dedication to maintaining a safe and lawful environment for the residents of Lagos.As investigations continue, the bereaved family, as well as the public at large, will closely follow the upcoming arraignment, seeking reassurance that appropriate measures are taken to prevent similar incidents in the future. The outcome of this case will undoubtedly be a critical moment in determining public trust and confidence in the police force’s ability to uphold the principles of justice and protect the lives of those they are sworn to serve.


Ademola Adeyemi

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