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Police boss orders arrest of four officers for indiscriminate shooting

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Imohimi Edgal

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, CP Edgal Imohimi, yesterday ordered the arrest of four policemen alleged to have fired some shots at the airport tollgate, hitting one Tunde Adeparusi, leaving him injured.

Spokesman of the command, Chike Oti, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) told newsmen that the unwarranted shooting took place at the toll gate end of the international airport corridor last weekend and on receipt of the report, the police boss immediately ordered the Command X-Squad section to fish out the policemen involved.

“Diligent investigation, led to the arrest of the policemen. The suspects are Inspector Christian Offor, Inspector Kingsley Umeji, Sergeant David Eguavoen and Sergeant Paul Ebo.

“The policemen are under investigation at X-Squad section and if the allegation against them is established, they would 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”.


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