Trigger-Happy Policemen Dismissed For Reckless Shooting Identified

nigerian policemen dismissed reckless shooting

January 13, 2018 – Photo: 3 Nigerian Policemen Dismissed For Reckless Shooting In Lagos Identified 

Official Press Statement By Lagos State Police Command

The general public are hereby informed that three policemen attached to Amukoko Division by names and service numbers: 25759 Sgt. Osaseri Saturday, 35 9075 Sgt. Segun Okun, 496833 Cpl. Adekunle Oluwarotimi have been tried and dismissed from the Nigeria Police for breeching the rules of engagement to wit reckless application of firearms.

The aforementioned Non Commissioned Officers(NCOs), committed the offence on the 11/01/2018, at about 2130 hours, at Ifelodun street, Amukoko, Lagos state when they disproportionately responded with bullets fired from their weapons at some youths alleged to have hurled some non ballistic missiles at them such as stones, sticks and bottles leading to the death of one of the youths and injury on another.

They were arrested, detained and tried immediately on the orders of the Commissioner of Police, Lagos state, CP Edgal Imohimi. The guilty verdict was passed on them by the Adjudicating officer who considered that the officers did not appreciate the situation critically and ought not to have applied the maximum force on the unruly youths. Meanwhile the officers will be charged to court next week, while a duplicate copy of the Casefile would be sent to the Directorate of Public Prosecution( DPP) for legal advice.

Sequel to the above occurrence, the Commissioner of Police has directed all the Area Commanders and DPOs in Lagos state to warn their men against misapplication of force. He further warned that officers must abide by the Rules of Engagement ( ROE) as stipulated in Force Order 237.

SP Chike Oti

Police Public Relations Officer
Lagos State.

5 thoughts on “Trigger-Happy Policemen Dismissed For Reckless Shooting Identified

  1. PERHAPS THEY Were members of a robbery syndicate before their recruitment into the force by providence, hence their love for quick pulling of trigger.

    Fear now is that, let this not push them into forming another terror gang of three and start roaming, robing, and raping residents of their area.

    I take a stroll…

  2. The Federal Government of Nigeria under the leadership of Fulani man,allegedly Muhammadu Buhari unleashed the same terror to unarmed youths in the Biafra Land,kidnapped or abducted the leader of IPOB with his parents…..and up to this moment,no word from the Federal government except denial and further accusation.

    Anyway, commissioner,you have done well but you have to keep watch on them or else you are promoting them as men of underworld.

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