The police officer who shot an 18-year-old lady identified as Monsurat Ojuade, has been dismissed from service and would be arraigned in court soon.
Monsurat was shot dead at her home in Ijeshatedo, Lagos state on Saturday, September 11th and her family took to social media to cry for justice.
The police in a statement signed by the Lagos State Police Command PRO, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu has revealed that the erring police officer has now been dismissed from the force.
The statement reads,
“This is to inform the general public that Sgt Samuel Philipps who was tried for the shooting incident of 11th September, 2021 that led to the death of Monsurat Ojuade has been dismissed from the Nigeria Police Force. He was dismissed after conclusion of his orderly room trial. The suspect will be charged to court today for murder.
Recall that the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, had promised that the matter would be properly investigated and that justice would be served. This action is, therefore, done in fulfillment of that promise.
The Commissioner of Police further sympathizes with the bereaved family, and reiterates his earlier promise that justice would be done in this case.”