Monsurat Ojuade: Police Dismiss Samuel Philips For Murder Of 18-Year-Old Girl


The Nigeria Police Force has dismissed Sgt. Samuel
Philips, the police officer who killed 18-year-old Monsurat
Ojuade in Ijesha-Tedo, Lagos State.
This is according to a statement released by Adekunle
Ajisebutu, the Lagos police spokesperson on Thursday.
Ajisebutu said the officer was dismissed after the
conclusion of his orderly room trial.
“This is to inform the general public that Sgt. Samuel
Philips, who was tried for the shooting incident of 10
September, 2021, that led to the death of Monsurat
Ojuade, has been dismissed from the Nigeria Police
Force,” the statement reads in part.
“Recall that the Lagos State Commissioner of Police,
Hakeem Odumosu, had promised that the matter would be
properly investigated and that justice would be served.
This action is, therefore, done in fulfilment of that promise.
“The commissioner of police further sympathises with the
bereaved family, and reiterates his earlier promise that
justice would be done in this case.”
FIJ had reported the death of Ojuade, who died on Friday,
September 10, after being shot at while running to safety
during a police raid in her neighbourhood.
On a visit to the deceased’s parents a day after the
incident, Odumosu promised to investigate the matter and
bring the culprit to justice.
A member of the deceased’s family told FIJ that the
accused would appear before the Chief Magistrate Court,
Yaba, on Friday, to stand trial for the murder.