The Police in Lagos have given an update on the fatal shooting at a Lagos birthday party on Sunday.
The incident occurred around 9 pm at La Silver Bar in Egbeda as guests were spraying money on the celebrant.
Two persons lost their lives while two others sustained injuries after bullets hit them.
A statement on Wednesday by Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin said the Commissioner, Abiodun Alabi ordered a full-scale investigation.
The spokesman revealed findings show the shooting was accidental and involved an off-duty policeman.
He is Inspector Mohammed Husseini, serving at the State Headquarters in Ikeja.
Benjamin said the officer is a friend of the celebrant, Ifeanyi a.k.a. Obama, and was not at the party in an official capacity.
Efforts are being intensified to apprehend the fleeing birthday celebrant while the officer involved is expected to turn himself in”, the PRO noted.
CP Alabi assured that everyone found culpable in the “sad and unavoidable incident” will be dealt with in accordance with the provisions of the law.
It is suspected that the MOPOL officer was under the influence when he misfired while attempting to give the celebrant a gun salute.