Nigerian star artist, Ayo Balogun, famously known as Wizkid, has reacted to the tragedy that befell one of his fans named Ramon Babatunde Adeniji. Ramon was allegedly shot dead by an armed policeman while returning home from his show. The musical concert took place on boxing day, December 26. Ramon was reported to be allegedly shot dead by a policeman called Lukmon Akanbi. The pathetic incident happened on December 27, 2019.
Following Ramon’s awful death, a popular Nigerian rapper, Ruggedman reacted promptly and shared the sad news on his Instagram account. He announced to the public that the policeman in question is in police custody and has been charged for alleged murder. The human rights activist, Ruggedman, said the commissioner of Lagos police, Hakeem Odumosu, has promptly ordered his arrest. He also mentioned that the policeman has been relieved from the Nigerian Police Force with immediate effect.
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Police Sergeant Lukmon Akanbi who shot and killed Mr Ramon Babatunde Ramon who was coming from Wizkids show, has been arrested and faces Murder charge. The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, psc has ordered the arrest of F/No 448407 Sgt Lukmon Akanbi attached to Victoria Island Police Station over the shooting of one Ramon Babatunde Adeniyi 'm' 39 years old of campus area Lagos island. The incident happened on 27/12/2019 at about 0420 around Eko Atlantic Victoria Island, Lagos. There was a fracas between the Police Officer who was on patrol at the area and the victim who was returning from an event. The Police Officer was said to have pulled the trigger of his pistol on the unarmed civilian, which fall short of professional standards on the use of Firearms. The victim was rushed to Naval Dockyard Hospital and was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty. The Sergeant was found guilty in an orderly room trial of all the charges and awarded punishment of dismissal from the Nigeria Police. He is handed over to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba for prosecution in conventional Court. Supervisory Officers of erring Policemen will henceforth be held vicariously liable for the misconduct of their men. This is part of the measures put in place by the no nonsense Commissioner of Police to curb incidents of professional misconduct and engendered accountability in the system. The CP avowed that no case of professional misconduct, human rights violations and abuse of powers by Police Officers will be tolerated. DSP Bala Elkana Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State. @balaelkana @nigeriapoliceforce @policenglagos @chikeotigodwin @segalink @instablog9ja @chinnysblogng @lindaikejiblogofficial @saharareporters @pulsenigeria247
Wizkid on receiving the gruesome report reacted and demanded that justice must be served. He also added that the police should protect us and not kill us.
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Why is Social media not buzzing about this incident tho? https://t.co/wHkYaP4reV
— #EdoToTheWorld 🌎 (@ena_ginjah01) December 27, 2019