The Lagos State Police Command has dismissed Sergeant Eze Aiwansoba for shooting his girlfriend, Joy Ndubueze, in the mouth, and charged him with attempted murder.
The sad incident happened in 2020 at his residence on Salvation Road, Opebi, in the Ikeja area of the state.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, said in a statement on Monday that following Aiwansoba’s dismissal, he had been charged with murder and arraigned before a magistrates’ court in Yaba, the Punch reports
“The Lagos State Police Command has dismissed and is prosecuting one Sergeant Eze Aiwansoba attached to the Special Protection Unit, Base 16, Ikeja, for firing and attempting to kill his lady friend, Joy Ndubueze, on October 8, 2020, on Salvation Road, Opebi, Ikeja, Lagos State.
“The incident was referred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department of the Lagos State Police Command for investigation, where it was revealed that the ex-policeman had a case to answer.
“The state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, ordered the orderly room trial of the suspect and he was found guilty and recommended for dismissal. The approval for his dismissal was contained in a letter numbered PC. 458465/LS/DFA/2, dated February 2, 2021.
“After his dismissal, ex-Sergeant Eze Aiwansoba was transferred to the SCIID for prosecution via letter numbered AR:3100/LS/SPM/Vol.2/311 dated February 3, 2021. The SCIID had written a letter to the Director of Public Prosecutions, Lagos State, for legal advice, which was eventually replied, noting that the sergeant should be charged for attempted murder contrary to Section 230, Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
“The ex-sergeant was charged before the Magistrates’ Court in Yaba on February 9, 2021, with the attempted murder of Joy Ndubueze, and the case is still on. The CP, therefore, assured the general public that no errant police personnel would go unpunished as the command would not condone any act of criminality and unprofessionalism in all areas.”