An off-duty policeman, Inspr Mohammed Hussini, has ‘accidentally’ shot dead two people during a birthday party at the La Silver Bar in the Egbeda area of Lagos State.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, SPBenjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident in a statement released on Wednesday, April 27.
Although the command didn’t disclose the number of rounds fired, Hundeyin said that the shooting was accidental and an undisclosed number of people were injured.
According to the statement titled, Shooting Incident at Birthday Party in Egbeda, the police revealed that the inspector was not on any official duty at the party.
Hundeyin revealed that Hussini is a friend of the celebrant – Ifeanyi aka Obam – who is currently at large following the fatal incident.
He revealed that the command expects the inspector to turn himself in while efforts are ongoing to apprehend the fleeing celebrant.
The PPRO also revealed that the state Police Commissioner, Abiodun Alabi, has ordered a full-scale investigation into the incident.
“On Sunday, April 24, 2022, at about 2100hrs, a shooting incident occurred at La Silver Bar, Egbeda which resulted in the death of two persons and injuries to others.
“Upon receipt of the information, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi, fdc ordered an immediate full-scale investigation into circumstances surrounding the unfortunate incident.
“While the investigation is ongoing, findings so far reveal that the shooting was accidental and involved an off-duty police officer, Inspr Mohammed Hussini, serving at the State Headquarters, Ikeja.
“Findings equally reveal that the off-duty officer is a friend of the celebrant, Ifeanyi aka Obama and was not at the party in any official capacity.
“Efforts are currently being intensified to apprehend the fleeing birthday celebrant while the officer involved is expected to turn himself in anytime soon.
“CP Alabi has given firm assurances that everyone found culpable in the sad and avoidable incident will be dealt with in accordance with the provisions of the law,” the statement read.