A policeman identified as Inspector Charles Okoro, has mistakenly killed a 28 year old father of two identified as Fatai Oladipolupo.
Bittertruth Media gathered that the sad incident occurred around 10pm at the Obabiyi area of Ikotun in Lagos State.
It was further gathered that the embattled police officer was targeting a Motorcyclist who ran away without giving him their expected bribe before the bullet strayed and hit Oladipupo who was said to have stepped out of his residence to buy bread in order to break his Muslim Ramadan fast.
Residents who expressed sadness at the death of Oladipupo, alleged that Inspector Okoro was notorious in seizing and extorting motorcycles.
Meanwhile, the Lagos police spokesman Bala Elkana said Inspector Okoro has been arrested and would undergo orderly room trial.
“The Inspector is subjected to internal disciplinary procedures, known as Orderly Room Trial at the State Provost Department and if found guilty, he will be handed over to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) Yaba for prosecution in conventional court.
“Investigation is ongoing to unravel the circumstances surrounding the shooting incident. The Commissioner of Police condoles with the family and friends of the deceased and calls for calm. He assures them that justice will prevail. The public will be updated on the outcome of the investigation,” he said.