The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, on Monday paid a condolence visit to the bereaved family of late Monsurat Ojuade who was killed by a stray bullet from one Sgt. Samuel Phillips at Ijeshatedo on 11th September, 2021.
The deceased, Monsurat (female) aged 18, was hit by a stray bullet when a team of detectives from the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti went on investigation activities to effect the arrest of a robbery suspect in the Ijeshatedo area of the State.
Spokesperson to the Command, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu in a statement after the incident said efforts were made to save the life of the injured victim. She was immediately taken to the hospital for urgent medical attention but later died on the way to the hospital. He added that the erring Police officer who pulled the trigger has been identified and is currently being detained.
The Police boss who was accompanied by top members of the Lagos State Police Command’s Management Team and other senior Police Officers during the condolence visit expressed, on behalf of the Inspector-General of Police, Alkali Baba Usman, officers and men of the Command, his heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family.
While expressing regret over the unfortunate incident, the CP prayed for the repose of Monsurat’s soul, and also prayed that God grant the bereaved family the fortitude to bear the great loss.
Presenting a letter of condolence to the family, the Commissioner of Police also reassured them that justice would be served, disclosing that the culprit, Sgt. Samuel Phillips had been arrested, and was currently undergoing an orderly room trial.