By Chuks Ekpeneru
A policeman Eze Auwansoba of the Special Protection Unit, Base 16, Ikeja shot his girlfriend on Thursday night in Lagos in the mouth after she opened her mouth to tell him she was ending the relationship it has emerged!
The incident happened at Salvation Bus Stop, Opebi, Ikeja.
The victim, Miss Joy Eze, was said to have been his lover for two years and the couple was preparing for marriage in December.
It was learnt that Joy decided last week to end the relationship citing alleged domestic abuse by the suspect.
She is currently receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital.
According to Joy’s older brother, Ndubueze Nelly James “She had been seeing signs of domestic abuse and lies. They were living together and were having a lot of issues.
“After reaching out to relatives and even their pastor for counselling and nothing seemed to change, she decided to pack out and broke up with him.
“But it looks like Eze had made up his mind that it’s either him or death. He decided to end things in his own way by taking advantage of his career/uniform and the resources at his disposal.
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Police Command has ordered the arrest of the suspect who is already on the run.
According to a statement issued by the command ”At about 9.21pm of Thursday, 8th October, 2020, one Joy Eze living at Owonikoko Street, Idiagbon, College Road, Ogba, Lagos, was shot at the mouth by a policeman, who was later identified to be one Sergeant Eze Aiwansoba attached to the Special Protection Unit, Base 16, Ikeja, Lagos State, after a fierce argument between the duo who were in a relationship.
“As at the time of the incident, the identity of the policeman was unknown until the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, ordered the Divisional Police Officer, Ikeja, to trace the whereabouts of the victim, ascertain her health condition and get more information on the incident and identify the policeman for further necessary actions.
“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 Commissioner of Police has ordered that the fleeing policeman, who is attached to another police formation within the state, be arrested by all means and made to face the consequences of his criminal act.
“While the CP condemns the act, the command will not in any way leave any stone unturned in getting justice for the victim and sustain the ethics and Standard Operating Procedure of the Nigeria Police Force; and protect the fundamental human rights of all and sundry across the state.”