By Mary BASSEY Senior Investigator Correspondent Lagos/
LAGOS-POLICE Sergeant Eze Aiwansoba who shot his girlfriend Joy Ndubueze in the mouth last year October has been formally dismissed from the Force. The reason for such cruelty had yet to be determined but a statement signed by the PPRO Lagos State Command, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi and made available to CrimeWorld magazine online which Confirmed Eze’s exit from the Force said the ex- policeman attached to the Special Protection Unit SPU was referred to the SCIID Panti Lagos for discreet investigation and trial moments after the incident following which he was found guilty. Adejobi added that the matter was then referred to the DPP for advice saying that it was based on the advise that the trigger happy ex-policeman was charged with attempted murder. The statement reads: “The Lagos State Police Command has dismissed and prosecuted one Sgt Eze Aiwansoba, m, attached to the Special Protection Unit, Base 16, Ikeja, for firing and attempting to kill his lady friend, Joy Ndubueze, f, on 8th October, 2020, at Salvation Road, Opebi, Ikeja of Lagos State.
The incident was referred to the State Criminal Investigation Department of the Lagos State Police Command for investigation where it was revealed that the ex-policeman has a case to answer.
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, ordered for the orderly room trial of the suspect where he was found guilty and recommended for dismissal. The approval for his dismissal was contained in a letter numbered PC. 458465/LS/DFA/2, dated 2nd February, 2021.
After his dismissal, Ex-Sergeant Eze Aiwansoba, was transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for prosecution via letter numbered AR:3100/LS/SPM/Vol.2/311 dated 3rd February, 2021.
The State CID had written a letter to the Director of Public Prosecution, Lagos State, for legal advice which was eventually replied, noting that the sergeant should be charged to court for attempted Murder contrary to Sec 230, Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The Ex-sergeant was charged to Magistrate Court, Yaba, on 9th February, 2021, with attempted Murder of Joy Ndubueze; and the case is still on.
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has therefore assured the general public that no erring police personnel would go unpunished as the command will not condone any act of criminality and unprofessionalism in all areas.”