A policeman attached to the Special Protection Unit, Base 16, Ikeja, Lagos State, Sergeant Eze Aiwansoba, has shot his lover, Joy Eze, over a disagreement.
Spokesman of Lagos State Police Command, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the incident in a statement on Friday.
The policeman shot the lady in the mouth at Salvation Bus Stop, in the Opebi area of Lagos State, on Thursday at about 9:21pm.
Eze, who resides on Owonikoko Street, Idiagbon, College Road, in the Ogba area of Lagos, was said to have engaged his lover in a fierce argument before he shot her.
Preliminary investigations revealed the policeman was off duty and not issued with arms as at the time of the incident.
The statement said the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered that the fleeing policeman be arrested by all means and made to face the consequences of his criminal act.
“While the Commissioner of Police condemns the act, the command will not in anyway leave any stone unturned in getting justice for the victim and sustain the ethics and Standard Operating Procedure of the Nigeria Police Force and protect the fundamental human rights of all and sundry across the state.
“Similarly, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has appealed to all Lagosians especially protesters across the state, to maintain law and order while they embark on peaceful protests as the police will do everything possible not to infringe on their rights,” the statement said.