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Monsurat Ojuade: Police Sack Sergeant Samuel Phillip, Charge Him With Murder

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The trigger-happy police sergeant identified as Samuel Phillips, who shot Monsurat Ojuade dead in Lagos has been dismissed.

Adekunle Ajisebutu the Police Public Relations Officer in Lagos state announced the dismissal of the police sergeant in a statement released on Friday.

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“The suspect will be charged to court for murder”, the spokesman noted, recalling CP Hakeem Odumosu’s assurance of justice.

Sergeant Samuel Phillips’ dismissal was agreed on after an orderly room trial instituted over the killing of 18-year-old Monsurat.

The deceased Monsurat was seeking admission into a tertiary institution before she passed away after she was hit by a bullet Phillips fired in a street within Ijesha on September 11.

He and other operatives attached to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, were on an operation to arrest a robbery suspect.

Recall that the police initially tried to conceal Sergeant Samuel Phillips’s identity.

However, CP Odumosu finally revealed his name during a condolence visit to the Ojuades three days after Monsurat’s death.

The commissioner was accompanied by members of the Lagos command management team and other senior officers.

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