The police in Lagos have identified the two cups who shot and killed a 16-year-old girl identified as Tina and a bus conductor, Musa Yakubu, 35, while attempting to arrest commercial transport operator for violating the presidential curfew on May 26, 2020 in Iyana Oworo area.
Though the police had remained silent since the killings generated angry public outbursts on social media, the demand for justice did not reduce.
The pressure on the state police command via a hashtag #JusticeforTina eventually led to the arrest and parade of two police officers, ASP Theophilus Otobo and Inspector Oguntoba Olagoke.
They were said to have been firing as they chased the bus around 10.45pm but failed to apprehend the driver.
They instead gunned down Tina and Yakubu.
Spokesman for the command, DSP Bala Elkanah, said in tweets that the alleged murderers had been identified and would face prosecution, if found culpable.
He said: “The killer cop is identified, arrested and detained at the Headquarters. He will face the full weight of the law. Justice will surely prevail. Members of the Public will be updated on the outcome of the investigation.”
He added: “The incident happened on 26th May, 2020 at about 2245 hours. The said Police Officers fired shots from their pin down point along Berger by Third Mainland Bridge, in circumstances yet to be determined one Musa Yakubu ‘m’ 35 years was injured at the point and a stray bullet hit Tina at Berger Iyana Oworo bus stop.
“The bullet pierced through the left upper side of her lap. She was rushed to hospital by a team of Policemen led by the Divisional Police Officer. The battle to safe her life lasted for two days, she died on 28th May, 2020 at about 2129 hours while on admission.”