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DPO Sentenced To 15 years Imprisonment



Lagos state high court sitting in Igbosere has sentenced a former divisional police officer, Segun Fabunmi to 15 years in prison.
The trial judge, Justice Olabisi Akinlade, jailed Fabunmi for ten years for man slaughter following the shooting to death of  Ademola Daramola during the 2012 fuel subsidy protest in Lagos.
The dismissed chief superintendent of police also bagged another five years for shooting three other persons, Alimi Abubakar, Egbujor Samuel and Chizorba Odoh, during the protest, causing them grievous bodily harm.
According to the judge, both sentences are to run concurrently.

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 protest causing disturbance in that area.
He 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.
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.