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4 policemen arrested over indiscriminate shooting

By Evelyn Usman
Commissioner of Police,  Lagos State Command, Imohimi Edgal, yesterday ordered the arrest of four policemen, who allegedly fired shots that hit one Tunde Adeparusi at the toll gate end of the Airport Road, Ikeja, last Friday.

The arrested officer.

At press time, the policemen— Inspector Christian Offor, Inspector Kingsley Umeji, Sergeant David Eguavoen and Sergeant Paul Ebo— were being interrogated at the X-Squad section of the command.

Vanguard gathered that after the investigation, they would be transferred to the Provost section of the command for an Orderly Room Trial.

The outcome of the trial, according to the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Chief Superintendent Chike Oti, would be made public.

According to Oti, “on receipt of the report, the Police Commissioner, immediately ordered the Command’s X-Squad section to fish out the policemen involved. Diligent investigation led to their arrest.

“The Command wishes to assure 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.”

 


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