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Monday, 26 September 2016

The Lagos State Police Command says it has arrested the killer of Joseph Eidonojie-Ugbeni, the 20-year-old undergraduate who was shot dead during a police pursuit of an alleged Internet fraudster named Baddo, last week.

The officer who shot and killed Joseph as well as the wanted "Yahoo Yahoo" suspect, Baddo, who reported to a nearby police station afterwards, are now under lock while facing prosecution.

Narrating how the Business Administration student was killed at Ogoja Market along LASU-Igando Road, Lagos on Monday 19 September 2016, Joseph's cousin who was with him at the time of the incident narrated:
"Around 9.30am on Monday, we strolled out to buy a can of soft drink. We were returning home when we learnt that some policemen were chasing somebody.

"We decided to go through the back of the market. As we turned back, my brother was hit by a bullet in the head and he fell down immediately.

"As I tried to call for help, I saw that the policeman that shot him had aimed his gun at me. I fled the place immediately."
The victim's father, Patrick Eidonojie-Ugbeni, demanding justice for his late son, fumed:
"The Badoo they were chasing showed up on Friday at the SARS office with his lawyer and parents. I met the Officer-in-Charge of SARS as well.

"They shot my son in the head and they claimed that he had a gun and that they shot him in self-defence.

"How is that possible when he was shot in the head from behind? All I want now is that the police should release the post-mortem result and the police report on the incident." 
Police PRO, SP Dolapo Badmos confirming the arrest of the SARS officer who shot Joeseph said:
:The state Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, has directed that the case be investigated by the homicide section. We will come out with the full report at the conclusion of investigation." 
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