The Lagos State government is said to have singled out 21 police officers who are currently undergoing criminal trials for encroaching on the civil rights of the state’s residents.
The policemen are undergoing trials in different courts for crimes that ranged from various minor offences to murder.
The list released revealed that about ten policemen are facing murder and attempted murder trails in various courts, while seven are facing charges of various degrees of manslaughter; three cases of armed robbery and conspiracy, and one grievous bodily harm.
The names of policemen being trialed in court are: Inspector Surulere Irede, Sgt. Sunday Ogunyemi, Cpl. Ezekiel Babatunde, Ogunyemi Olalekan, Sgt. Gbanwuan Isaac, Aminu Joseph, Sgt. Alechenu Benedict, Sgt. Adebayo Abdullahi, Inspector A. Mohammed, and Mathew Ohansi.
Others include: Sgt. Segun Okun, Capt. Adekunle Oluwarotimi, Adamu Dare, Sgt. Mark Argo, Cpl. Pepple Boma, Inspector Emmanuel Akpobana, Emmanuel Uyankweke, Akanbi Lookman, Edokhe Omokhue, Afolabi Saka, Monday Gabriel, Yahya Adesina, and Aremu Museliu.
Consequently, Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN), Lagos State Attorney General, emphasized on the state’s committment in the prosecution of lawless and guilty security officers.
He, however, urged state’s residents to keep up with the cases as state lawyers conscientiously prosecute and bring them to justice, all in the interest of the public.