Lagos Police searching for officer who shot ex-lover

Lagos Police searching for officer who shot ex-lover

<p class="">An image of the fleeing police sergeant has not been released to the public.</p>

<h1>An officer of the Lagos State Police Command is currently on the run after he shot his former girlfriend on Thursday, October 8, 2020.</h1>

<p class=""><strong>Sergeant Eze Aiwansoba</strong> shot Joy Eze late on Thursday at Salvation Bus Stop, Opebi, Ikeja area of Lagos after an argument between the duo, according to a statement by the command on Friday, October 9.</p>

<p class="">Eze survived the shooting and was rushed to the hospital for medical attention as the bullet shattered her mouth.</p>

<p class="">Lagos Police spokesperson, <strong>Muyiwa Adejobi</strong>, said the two are in a relationship, and that the shooting was not connected to the <a href="https://www.pulse.ng/news/local/police-attack-endsars-abuja-protesters-disperse-them-with-teargas/wcrjgz5" id="5d044f47-02ba-4193-b847-0e0729b76a77">ongoing protests against police brutality</a> that has heightened tensions between officers and protesters.</p>

<figure class="image" align="center"> <img src="http://ocdn.eu/images/pulscms/MWU7MDA_/0cf810521c5b40c25dd5abcf8feb97ca.jpeg" alt="Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu (pictured), has ordered Aiwansoba’s arrest [LSPC]"> <figcaption>Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu (pictured), has ordered Aiwansoba’s arrest [LSPC]</figcaption> </figure>

<p class="">Aiwansoba, according to Adejobi, was off duty at the time of the incident, and has not been found since.</p>

<p class="">The officer, attached to the Special Protection Unit, Base 16, Ikeja, was also not issued an official firearm, according to the statement.</p>

<p class=""><em>"Based on the preliminary investigation, the said police sergeant was off duty and not issued with a police rifle or arms as at the time of the incident, hence the Police’s concern on the ownership and/or possession of the arms he used in perpetrating the act,"</em> the statement read.</p>

<p class="">Eze’s brother, <strong>Ndubueze Nelly James</strong>, told PM News that Aiwansoba shot his sister because she ended their nearly two-year relationship last week.</p>

<p class=""><em>"She has been seeing signs of domestic abuse and lies. They were living together and were having a lot of issues,"</em> he said.</p>

<p class="">The Lagos Commissioner of Police, <strong>Hakeem Odumosu</strong>, has ordered that the fleeing police officer be arrested by all means and made to face the consequences of his action.</p>

<p class="">An image of the fleeing police sergeant has not been released to the public.</p>

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