15 Dec 2015

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Former DPO bags 10yrs in prison for manslaughter



Justice Olabisi Akinlade of a Lagos State High Court sitting in Igbosere on Monday sentenced a former Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Mr. Segun Fabunmi to 10 years in prison for manslaughter following the shooting to death of one Ademola Ade (or Ademola Aderintola Daramola) during the 2012 fuel subsidy protest in Lagos.

Justice Akinlade also found Fabunmi, a dismissed Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), guilty of shooting three other persons – Alimi Abubakar, Egbujor Samuel and Chizorba Odoh, during the protest, thereby causing them grievous bodily harm. She sentenced him to five years on this count, but both sentences are to run concurrently.
Fabunmi, of No. 12 Oyewole Street, Ogudu, Lagos, was arraigned on May 5, 2013 by the Lagos State government on a seven-count charge bordering on murder, attempted murder and causing grievous bodily harm.At the time of the incident, the defendant was the DPO of Pen Cinema Police Station, Agege and had led out his men to Yaya-Abatan area of Ogba following intelligence report that there was a disturbance in that area.

The court agreed with the defendant that there was indeed a mob at the scene of the incident, but concluded that he gave conflicting testimonies on whether or how an attempt was made to snatch his AK47 rifle and who fired the weapon

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