The police on Friday said Emmanuel was undergoing an orderly room trial and would be charged with murder upon the completion of the trial.
The command had in a statement on Tuesday stated that the teenage girl was killed in crossfire during a gun duel between a police team and some cult members in the community.
In a follow-up report by The PUNCH,residents faulted the police statement, noting that a drunken policeman shot indiscriminately while on duty and the bullet hit Shakiru, who was around her mother’s shop.
Three residents who took Shakiru’s corpse to the Imota Police Station were detained for two days as cult suspects before they were later released.
One of them, Aliu Olaniran, accused the Divisional Police Officer of the station and his men of shooting at protesting residents following Shakiru’s death.
However, in a statement on Friday, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Bala Elkana, said investigation into the gruesome murder had implicated a member of the police team that went to the community.
Elkana said, “Investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Adijat Shakiru, an SS1 pupil in Adamo community, Ikorodu, has revealed that Sgt Mudi Emmanuel, who was together with four other members of the surveillance patrol team on an operation at that community, is found wanting in professional conduct and is currently undergoing orderly room trial at the command’s Provost Marshall Unit. His actions fell short of the rules of engagement for the use of firearms and professional standards for police officers. He will be charged with murder.
“The command is determined to continually uphold the rule of law and protect the fundamental rights of the people.”