The four policemen who were dismissed by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly killing two youths in August, have been freed, following advice by the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP), Vanguardngr has confirmed.
A twitter user first raised an alarm about their freedom, earlier this month, now the families of the victims have confirmed it. .
Instablog9ja had released the video of how Insp. Fabiyi Omomayara, Sgt. Olaniyi Solomon, Sgt. Solomon Sunday and Cpl. Aliyu Mukaila shot the youths who were being taken to the Iba police station.
A DPP’s statement signed by Dr. Babajide Martins, read: “ After carefully considering the facts in the duplicate case file, this office is of the opinion that there are insufficient facts to establish a prima- facie case of murder or involuntary manslaughter. They, therefore, have no case to answer.”
But families of the victims, who described DPP’s position as alleged move to sweep the case under the carpet, said the killer cops are now roaming freely and boasting that they were untouchable.
They urged Governor Babjide Sanwo- Olu to order a re-investigation into the matter, with a view to ensuring that justice was done.
Briefing journalists on Tuesday, counsel to the families, Barr; Adesina Ogulana, said: “ The truly disturbing legal advice on issue like is, in our humble view, a complete disregard of the onerous responsibilities of the office of the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice under which the Directorate of Public Prosecutors operates, to see to due protection and promotion of the rights of all souls in the jurisdiction of Lagos State.
We ask the following question: Can the office of the DPP claim ignorance of the filmic expose of the daylight execution of the two victims by these police killers, as to arrive at its present exculpatory advice? .
In the said footage, the two victims were deliberately and clearly executed in cold blood after being apprehended safely by their police killers loudly declaiming that ‘we don’t waste time.” [Swipe to view the disturbing video of the incident]