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JUST IN: Lagos Police releases identity of two birthday guests killer, goes after celebrant

By Monsurudeen Olowoopejo

The Lagos Police Command has released identity of the police officer that allegedly shot two guests during a birthday party in Gowon Estate, Egbeda axis of the state, and has commenced a manhunt for the fleeing celebrant.

It revealed that one Inspector Mohammed Husseini allegedly shot the two guests while trying to praise the birthday celebrant during a gathering organised at the weekend in Alimosho Local Government.

According to the command, findings so far reveal that Husseini, who is serving at the State Headquarters, Ikeja, shot the guests accidentally during the party at about 9:00 pm at the weekend.

The Command added that the policeman linked to both guests death and injuries sustained by others was off-duty and that he is a friend of the celebrant, Ifeanyi Ucheudu popularly called Obama.

Revealing the identity of the policeman accused of killing the guests, the Command Spokesman, Benjamin Hundeyin, stressed that the officer was not at the party in any official capacity, but rather attended the event as a friend to the celebrant.

Hundeyin disclosed that the tragedy occurred at La Silver Bar in Egbeda which resulted in the death of two persons and left many guests with varying degrees of injuries.

In a statement released on Wednesday, the command spokesperson assured Lagosisjna that efforts were ongoing to apprehend the fleeing birthday celebrant while the officer involved is expected to turn himself in anytime soon.

According to the statement, upon receipt of the information, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi, ordered an immediate full-scale investigation into the circumstances surrounding the unfortunate incident.

“CP Alabi has given firm assurances that everyone found culpable in the sad and avoidable incident will be dealt with in accordance with the provisions of the law”.

Earlier, an eyewitness told newsmen that the officer was happy and wanted to celebrate with a gun salute but mistakingly pointed the gun at the guest and fired, the shots hit two of them and they died while one was injured.

The source further confirmed that the policeman carried an AK 47 Rifle to the bar and the empty shell of the weapon was found when the police visited after the incident.

As gathered, after the act, Policemen attached to Gowon Estate Division stormed the scene after the bar’s owner, Sylvanus Chukwukezie, made an emergency call for complaint and rescue arrested two of the guests.

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