The Nigerian police force has dismissed Sgt Samuel Philipps from service, having found him guilty of shooting a teenager in ijeshatedo area of Lagos few days ago.
A release signed by the Lagos State police public relation officer Adekunle Ajisebutu says the sergeant shot the female teenager Monsurat Ojuade at close range which led to her death.
It says he was dismissed after the conclusion of his orderly room trial.
The Lagos State Commissioner of police, Hakeem Odumosu further sympathises with the bereaved family, and reiterates his earlier promise that justice would be done in this case.
Monsurat on 11th of September’ was allegedly shot below the belt by Sgt Phillips when the deceased was about to lock her mother’s shop after seeing people running helter skelter.
Meanwhile, A Yaba Chief Magistrate Court, has remanded a dismissed Police officer, Sergeant Samuel Philips in prison custody for allegedly murdering a teenager, at her home.
Chief Magistrate Mrs Adeola Adedayo gave the remand order pending legal advise from Directorate of Public Prosecution, DPP.
The accused whose residential address was not given, was charged before the court on a one count charge of murder preferred against him by the Police.
The Prosecutor, Inspector Agustine Nwabuisi, told the court that the defendant committed the alleged offence on September 10, 2021.
He said that the incident took place at about 11:30pm, at 5, Mogaji Street, at Ijeshatedo area of Lagos State.
Mr. Nwabuisi said that Philips whilst in a criminal raid operation unlawfully released gunshot into the house which unfortunately hit 18 year old, Monsurat Ojuade.
According to him, the offence committed is punishable under Section 223 of the criminal law of Lagos State 2015.
After entertaining submission of Counsel, the court adjourned the case till October 25, for DPP’s advice.
Meanwhile, the Police Public relations officer, Lagos State Command CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, in a statement, said that the killer cop was dismissed from the Police Force after conclusion of his orderly room trial.