The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) disclosed that they have detained and tried two of its personnel in the orderly room. The two officers had escorted popular singer, Davido, and were tried for alleged reckless shooting in Lagos.
As seen on a video that went viral on social media which showed the two policemen allegedly shooting into the air on the street from a moving vehicle.
The Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Abayomi Shogunle, in charge of the Public Complaints Rapid Response Unit (PCRRU), told newsmen that following complaints by members of the public, the case was immediately registered by the unit.
Shogunle said: “On August 1, PCRRU was notified about a video in circulation on social media in which some men alleged to be policemen were seen shooting in the air on the street in a moving vehicle.”
He further added that the incident happened on Monday, July 31 at 5 p.m along the Murtala Mohammed International Airport road in Lagos. Shogunle said a popular Nigerian musician, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido engaged them to provide escort for him to his house while returning from abroad.
He reported that: “Along the way as seen in the video which has been confirmed from investigation, the two policemen involved started shooting into the air for no just cause. They have been identified and they have been in detention since then because investigation was conducted and after that they have been tried in orderly room and punishment has been recommended. We are only waiting for the appropriate police authority to review the punishment then we will make the full details known to the public. One thing is clear that the conduct of those policemen as seen in that video is unacceptable, that is not part of what our officers should be engaged in. They are no longer involved in any duty where they will carry any weapon. They will be in detention until the process is over before they will be released. Investigation has shown that they have no justifiable reason to have expended or fire their weapons into the air.”
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However, the two policemen were attached to the 20 police mobile force squadron and were attached to a private security company, Infinity Security Company.
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