Nigeria: Police SP In Soup for Shooting Civilian
The Lagos State of Nigeria, Commissioner of Police, Mr Imohimi Edgal, has ordered that an administrative query be given to a Superintendent of Police, Opawoye Adetunji over alleged firearm abused.
The Command spokesman, SP Chike Oti, who disclosed this to newsmen on Monday, revealed that the officer attached to Sagamu Road Police Station, Ikorodu, in the state as the Divisional Crime Officer(DCO), allegedly shot a civilian on April 15th for a yet-to-be determined reason.
According to Oti, the CP was deeply worried over the unprofessional conduct of the officer.
He said, “The CP has directed that the officer be issued a comprehensive query for shooting a civilian on April 15, 2018 for a yet-to -be determined reason.
“The officer who is currently recuperating in an undisclosed hospital alongside his victim, has not been able to give his statement because he is still unconscious as a result of the beating he received and injuries sustained when the mob attacked him at the scene of incident.
“The CP further directed that as soon he regains consciousness, he should be served with the query. The command has never and would never tolerate the use of firearm outside the provisions of Force Order 237”.