Lukmon Akanbi, Police officer who shot an unarmed Wizkid fan dead at Starboy Fest, has reportedly been arrested and dismissed from the Nigerian Police Force (NPF)
The Starboy Fest show which held at Eko Energy city, VI, Lagos on Dec 27, 2019 ended in chaos with the unlawful death of a civilian Babatunde Ramon by a Police sergeant with his rifle.
However, after the identity of the Police Officer was uncovered, reports have emerged that the suspect is in custody and has been stripped of his position in the NPF.
This was made known by Ruggedman via his Instagram page.
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Police Sergeant Lukmon Akanbi who shot and killed Mr Ramon Babatunde Ramon who was coming from Wizkids show, has been arrested and faces Murder charge.
The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, psc has ordered the arrest of F/No 448407 Sgt Lukmon Akanbi attached to Victoria Island Police Station over the shooting of one Ramon Babatunde Adeniyi ‘m’ 39 years old of campus area Lagos island.
The incident happened on 27/12/2019 at about 0420 around Eko Atlantic Victoria Island, Lagos. There was a fracas between the Police Officer who was on patrol at the area and the victim who was returning from an event.
The Police Officer was said to have pulled the trigger of his pistol on the unarmed civilian, which fall short of professional standards on the use of Firearms. The victim was rushed to Naval Dockyard Hospital and was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty.
The Sergeant was found guilty in an orderly room trial of all the charges and awarded punishment of dismissal from the Nigeria Police.
He is handed over to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba for prosecution in conventional Court.
Supervisory Officers of erring Policemen will henceforth be held vicariously liable for the misconduct of their men. This is part of the measures put in place by the no nonsense Commissioner of Police to curb incidents of professional misconduct and engendered accountability in the system. The CP avowed that no case of professional misconduct, human rights violations and abuse of powers by Police Officers will be tolerated.
DSP Bala Elkana
Police Public Relations Officer,
Meanwhile, Wizkid has vowed to secure justice to his fan who was unlawfully killed