INSPECTOR MONDAY ORUKPE’S MURDER : “Don’t Misinform The Public , As No Soldier Was Shot At” —-  Police Tells General  Umar Musa 

Lagos State Police Command has debunked an erroneous statement credited to Major General Umar Musa, insinuating that Soldiers attacked the police officers at their duty post after they were shot at.         

This is coming on the heels of recently reported cold blooded murder of a Serving police Inspector Monday Orukpe, who was attacked  alongside his four colleagues by  over Thirty Soldiers from Ojo military cantonment, Lagos state.                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

According to a rebuttal signed and made available to News Planet International.Com, by the Image Manager of the Command, Mr.Benjamin  Hundeyin, a Superintendent of Police, SP,  ” NO SOLDIER WAS SHOT AT; SOLDIERS ATTACKED POLICEMEN UNPROVOKED”

The Statement read thus : ” attention of the Lagos State Police Command has been drawn to a report credited to Major General Umar Musa, outgoing GOC 81 Division, claiming that a ‘police officer shot at the soldier during the altercation which clipped him in the ear but narrowly missed his vital parts.’ ”                                                                                                                                                                                  “In as much as the Lagos State Police Command is in a grieving mood and has decided to toe the line of civility, it is pertinent to stand against misinformation.                                                                 

While putting the records straight, SP Hundeyin Stated thus: “The fact remains that on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at the Trade Fair area of Lagos State, about thirty Privates of the Nigerian Army attacked five policemen for stopping vehicles along their lane to pave way for a heavy duty truck joining the expressway. ”                                                                                                                                  

SP Hundeyin

He also said that After the soldiers had brutalized the ASP leading the team, taken out his magazine, and abducted two Inspectors with their rifles, the next Inspector they attempted to attack fired a single shot into the air – “an act that made the soldiers retreat.”

Challenging General Umar Musa and the entire Army Authority to provide evidence of their claims, he said “The single shot was into the air. At no point was anyone hit. The Lagos State Police Command challenges the Army authorities to present the soldier allegedly shot.”                                                         

Identifying General Musa’s claims as false declaration garnished with tissues of lies, SP Hundeyin further Stated that  “while we mourn our fallen hero, and pray for the total recovery of the second abducted Inspector, we urge Nigerians to disregard the claim that a soldier was shot as there is absolutely no truth to it.”

Meanwhile, the Lagos State Police Command has enjoined the public to disregard Army Authority claims,  while it eagerly awaits the report of the panel of inquiry said to have been set up by the Nigerian Army to investigate the immediate and remote cause of the incident.                                                                        

The Command equally said it looks forward to the  Army “fishing out of the soldiers behind the torture and murder of Inspector Monday Orukpe; and the return of two AK47 rifles and three magazines carted away by the soldiers, in line with the pledge made by the Nigerian Army as conveyed by Brigadier-General KN Nwoko during a condolence visit to the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, CP Abiodun Ablabi”, he declared.

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