Identity of the police officer who shot his girlfriend in the mouth and ran away has been revealed by Lagos State Police Command at the Salvation bus stop in Opebi, Lagos state yesterday Thursday, October 8.

In a statement released on today, October 9, the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, noted that the incident was not in any way connected to the ongoing EndSARS protest in the state.

He gave the name of the fleeing police officer as Sergeant Eze Auwansoba while the victim is Joy Eze.

“At about 9.21pm of Thursday, 8th October, 2020, one Joy Eze living at Owonikoko Street, Idiagbon, College Road, Ogba, Lagos, was shot at the mouth by a policeman, who was later identified to be one Sergeant Eze Aiwansoba attached to the Special Protection Unit, Base 16, Ikeja, Lagos State, after a fierce argument between the duo who are in a relationship.

“As at the time of the incident, the identity of the policeman was unknown until the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, ordered the Divisional Police Officer, Ikeja, to trace the whereabouts of the victim, ascertain her health condition and get more information on the incident and identify the policeman for further necessary actions.

“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.

“The Commissioner of Police has ordered that the fleeing policeman, who is attached to another police formation within the state, be arrested by all means and made to face the consequences of his criminal act.

“While the CP condemns the act, the command will not in any way leave any stone unturned in getting justice for the victim and sustain the ethics and Standard Operating Procedure of the Nigeria Police Force; and protect the fundamental human rights of all and sundry across the state.

“Similarly, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has appealed to all Lagosians especially protesters across the state, to maintain law and order while they embark on peaceful protests as the police will do everything possible not to infringe on their rights.”
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According to the command spokesperson, SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Sergeant Eze Auwansoba has been put behind bars awaiting trial


  1. The biggest problem is that we have people who don’t have business been in the POLICE. This is rather unfortunate, 99% of those in police did not join it for the love of the Job rather it is because they couldn’t find any decent job, of course the police became the last resort.The Nigerian Police needs proper re orientation and re training. The Police superiors should let them know how their salary is been paid, that it is from the same citizens they kill,maim and brutalize on a daily basis.

  2. […] READ:Identity of the police officer who shot girlfriend in the mouth revealed Nigerians in Abuja, Oyo, Lagos, Edo, and some other states across the country have taken to the streets to demand the total disbandment of the SARS police unit. There were more than 2.4 million tweets with #EndSARS on Friday. Several celebrities also expressed support for the movement. […]


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