Cop Arrested for Allegedly Shooting Oyema Edewor to Death



The Lagos State Command has arrested one Sgt. Otene Godwin with F/No. 355272 attached to Area ‘E’ Command for allegedly shooting one Oyema Edewor.

The incident occurred on May 10th, 2014 about 2300hrs along Alakija area of Festac Town. Sgt. Otene abandoned his duty post as the Station Guard at Area ‘E’ Command and left for Alakija area where the unfortunate incident occurred.

The sergeant is already in police custody and circumstances surrounding the shooting incident is being investigated.

The Nigeria Police is a disciplined organization and will never tolerate any act of indiscipline from its members.

The Commissioner of Police Lagos State CP Umar A. Manko mni wishes to use this medium to appeal to members of the public to remain calm and maintain peace as justice will definitely be done. He also assures the deceased family that investigation will be concluded in good time.
The Incident: 

Oyoma Edewor, a 33 year old building contractor was allegedly shot dead Saturday evening in Festac town by a police officer identified as Sgt. Otene.

Oyoma left his Festac home for Lekki when his car suddenly developed a fault. Sad about the incident, Oyoma decided to get a towing vehicle so that his Jeep won’t be parked on the road and could be towed back home.

As soon as they got to Festac second junction, a police team sighted them and went after them with a motor bike. They allegedly dragged Oyoma down from his jeep and demanded he give them a bribe. According to witnesses as he was about explaining his ordeal, Sgt. Otene who was said to be drunk at that time shot Oyoma at close range. May his soul rest in peace

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