The Lagos State Police command has began a manhunt for a riot policeman who allegedly shot his girlfriend in the mouth and cheek region.
The riot policeman whose identify has yet to be unravelled committed the crime around Salvation Bus stop, Opebi in Ikeja Lagos on Thursday evening and fled the scene.
A footage of the incident which showed the lady writhing in pains, surrounded by sympathisers who kept shouting ‘mopol’ ‘mopol’, had gone viral, and the police authorities in Lagos quickly waded into it.
A spirited move by the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu,and his men led to some clues about the fleeing policeman.
In the preliminary investigation, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said the policeman has been identified, that he works in Lagos but not of Lagos Command.
Adejobi had said, “Yes. We have a clue now. The policeman has been identified, not in Lagos command but works in Lagos State. He is a boyfriend to the lady (victim).
“We will get him and update you. We guess they have a conflict, that triggered the shooting.”
The victim is said to be receiving treatment in an unnamed hospital currently.
Adejobi said when “she is stable she might be able to tell us what really led to the shooting.
He said, “Policemen have been sent to the hospital to visit the lady and get some facts when she is stable.”