The Lagos State Police Command has arrested and detained the trigger happy police officer who allegedly shot a 16-year-old girl simply named Tina in Iyana Oworo area of the state.
Bala Elkana, the Lagos police spokesman in a statement on Friday said the officer has been detained at the headquarters.
Alhtough, he did not mention the officer’s name, Mr Elkana assured that justice would prevail.
“The killer cop is identified, arrested and detained at the Headquarters. He will face the full weight of the law. Justice will surely prevail. Members of the Public will be updated on the outcome of the investigation,” he wrote.
16-year-old Tina was reportedly shot on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 and was said to have died in the early hours of today, Friday, May 29, 2020.
Saddened by the heart-wrenching news, Nigerians including celebrities drew the authorities’ attention to the matter via social media platforms with the hashtag #JusticeForTina.