Four Policemen Arrested In Lagos For Indiscriminate Shooting
Four policemen of the Lagos state police command are in trouble for indiscriminate shooting which left a citizen, Tunde Adeparusi, injured.
The state commissioner of police, Mr. Edgal Imohimi, worried by the development has ordered the arrest of four policemen alleged to have fired the shots at the airport tollgate.
“The incident happened at the tollgate end of the airport on 20/07/2018 and on receipt of the report, the CP immediately ordered the Command X-Squad section to fish out the policemen involved. Diligent investigation, led to the arrest of the policemen,” CSP Chike Oti, the command’s public relations officer, said in a statement on Thursday.
The officers identified and arrested are: Inspector Christian Offor, Inspector Kingsley Umeji, Sergeant David Eguavoen and Sergeant Paul Ebo.
“The above named policemen are under investigation at X-Squad section and if the allegation against them is established, they will be marched before the Command’s Provost for their orderly room trials.
“The command wishes to assure members of the public that in line with its tradition of accountability, the outcome of the trial will be made public as usual.
“The CP reiterates that belligerent policemen and their likes who have refused to key into the professional ethos of the Force have no room in this era of democratic policing. He therefore enjoins police officers in Lagos to be professional in the discharge of their duties,” the statement further read.