An officer of the Lagos State Police Command is currently on the run after he shot his former girlfriend on Thursday, October 8, 2020.
1st News gathered that the officer named Sergeant Eze Aiwansoba shot Joy Eze late on Thursday at Salvation Bus Stop, Opebi, Ikeja area of Lagos.
This was reportedly after an argument between the duo; according to a statement by the Police Command on Friday, October 9.
Eze survived the shooting and was rushed to the hospital for medical attention as the bullet shattered her mouth.
According to a statement issued by the Lagos Police spokesperson, Muyiwa Adejobi; the two are in a relationship; and that the shooting was not connected to the ongoing protests against police brutality that has heightened tensions between officers and protesters.
Aiwansoba, according to Adejobi, was off duty at the time of the incident; and has not been found since.
The officer, attached to the Special Protection Unit, Base 16, Ikeja, was also not issued an official firearm, according to the statement.
“Based on the preliminary investigation, the said police sergeant was off duty; and not issued with a police rifle or arms as at the time of the incident; hence the Police’s concern on the ownership and/or possession of the arms he used in perpetrating the act,” the statement reads.
Eze’s brother, Ndubueze Nelly James, revealed that Aiwansoba shot his sister; because she ended their nearly two-year relationship last week.
“She has been seeing signs of domestic abuse and lies. They were living together and were also having a lot of issues,” he said.
The Lagos Commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered that the fleeing police officer be arrested by all means; and made to face the consequences of his action.