Police dismiss inspector for extra-judicial killing

Jonathan Kampani, Police dismiss inspector, in Lagos, for killing Jelili Bakare, Sangotedo Area, Ajah

Lagos State Police Command has dismissed an inspector, Jonathan Kampani for killing Jelili Bakare at Quinox Lounge, Sangotedo Area of the state.

Recall that the late Bakare was shot dead by Kampani on March 18, 2021, at Quinox Lounge, Sangotedo Area, during an argument between them on why he demanded to know why the policeman wanted to search him.

The PPRO, Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed dismissal and added that the killer cop had been transferred to the state CID, Panti for further investigation and prosecution.

The police spokesperson in a statement on Sunday said “the Lagos State Police Command has dismissed one AP No 278055 Inspector Jonathan Kampani, attached to Mounted Troop of the Nigeria Police Force, for firing and killing one Jelili Bakare at Quinox Lounge, Sangotedo Area of Lagos State, on 18th March 2021.”

He added that “the Command has conveyed the dismissal of the erring Inspector from the Nigeria Police to the Deputy Commissioner of Police, State CID, Panti, Yaba via letter numbered AR. 3100/LS/ SPM/vol.2/321 dated 16/4/2021, for prosecution as advised by the Department of Public Prosecution of the Lagos State.

“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, had ordered for the arrest and immediately orderly room trial of the inspector after the incident.”

Adejobi also continued that “he also led a team of senior officers in the command to pay a condolence visit to the family of the deceased at Chief Bakare’s House, Ajiranland, Eti-Osa Local Government of Lagos State, on Saturday, March 27, 2021, where he promised that justice will be done in the matter.”

The Commissioner of Police, therefore, urged the general public, especially the family members of the deceased to be patient and have trust in the police and the judiciary as the matter will be given the necessary attention and commitment it requires.

The police boss also reiterated the command has zero tolerance for professional misconducts and inappropriate behaviours among police personnel in the state.

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