Lagos CP Confirms Ongoing Investigation into Man’s Murder by Police Officer

Lagos CP Confirms Ongoing Investigation into Man's Murder by Police Officer

The Lagos State Police Command has started looking into the circumstances that led to the death of a man named Anosikwa Patrick, who was reportedly stabbed by a policeman at the Skymall shopping mall in Ajah, Lagos. The officer involved has been identified as Inspector Taofeek, and he has been taken into custody, as confirmed by SP Benjamin Hudenyin, the command’s spokesperson, in a statement released to Vanguard.

The statement reads: “The Lagos State Police Command has begun an investigation into the events surrounding the death of Anosikwa Patrick, who a police officer allegedly stabbed at the Skymall shopping mall in Ajah on Saturday, April 20, 2024. The mall’s manager and chief security officer are currently in custody to assist with the ongoing investigation. The police officer involved has been identified as Inspector Taofeek, a member of the visiting 12 PMF squadron to Lagos.


The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, CP Adegoke Fayoade, has instructed the detectives of the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation Department to conduct a swift and thorough investigation to ensure that the culprit is apprehended. Updates on the progress of the investigation will be provided to the public.”

The incident has raised concerns among Lagos residents and highlighted the need for accountability within the police force. The death of Anosikwa Patrick has sparked outrage and calls for justice from various quarters.


The police authorities must conduct a transparent investigation into the matter and ensure justice is served. Cases of police brutality and abuse of power must be thoroughly investigated, and those found guilty should be held accountable for their actions.

The tragic incident serves as a reminder of the importance of effective oversight mechanisms within law enforcement agencies to prevent such occurrences. Additionally, it underscores the need for continuous training and reorientation of police officers to uphold the rule of law and respect citizens’ rights.

The public is eagerly awaiting the outcome of the investigation and expects appropriate actions to address the issue and prevent similar incidents from happening in the future. The safety and security of citizens should always be the top priority of law enforcement agencies, and any form of misconduct or abuse of power should not be tolerated.


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