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Lagos killer-cop dismissed for shooting generator repairer dead

The Lagos State Police Command, on Wednesday, confirmed the dismissal of a policeman, Kabiru Odeyemi, linked to the shooting of a 24-year-old generator repairer, Idris Bakare, in the state.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the development in a post on Twitter on Wednesday.

He wrote, “The recommendation for the dismissal of Inspector Kabiru Odeyemi was approved today. This paves the way for his arraignment which will take place on Friday, July 7, 2023.

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“The Commissioner of Police, Idowu Owohunwa, assures Lagosians of his unwavering determination to police the state within the dictates of the rule of law, civility and respect for human life.”

PUNCH Metro had reported that Bakare, while returning to his house on No 4, Baale Street, Oregun, in the Ikeja area of the state, was hit by a policeman’s bullet and subsequently died at a clinic in the state.

It was learnt that some people were fighting on Oregun Road when Odeyemi alongside some policemen stormed the scene.

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In the process, Odeyemi reportedly shot Bakare, who succumbed to the injuries he sustained during the attack.

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