Davido’s Police Escorts Detained For Reckless Shooting
The Nigeria Police Force says it has detained and tried two of its personnel in an orderly room for alleged reckless shooting in Lagos.
Their detention is connected to a video showing two policemen in a moving vehicle shooting into the air.
Head of Public Complaints Rapid Response Unit ( PCRRU), ACP Abayomi Shogunle, told newsmen that following complaints by members of the public, the case was immediately registered by the unit.
“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,” Shogunle said.
“Punishment has been recommended.We are only waiting for the appropriate police authority to review the punishment.”
“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,” he added.
Shogunle assured members of the public that officers dismissed for corruption would also be prosecuted in court in line with the Inspector-General of Police’s directive.
“Apart from dismissal, we are also going to see the prosecution of such unethical officers in the court of law”.