Shootings: 3 Policemen dismissed, to face murder trial in Lagos

Shootings: 3 Policemen dismissed, to face murder trial in Lagos

Saturday, January 13, 2018 4:32 pm

The dismissed Police officers

Lagos Police Command on Saturday announced the dismissal of three of its for engaging in reckless shooting.

SP Chike Oti, Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State said the three policemen attached to Amukoko Division by names and service numbers: 25759 Sgt. Osaseri Saturday, 35 9075 Sgt. Segun Okun, 496833 Cpl. Adekunle Oluwarotimi were dismissed after they were tried and found guilty of reckless use of firearms.

According to him, the Policemen committed the offence at about 9.30 pm at Ifelodun street, Amukoko, Lagos state last Thursday by disproportionately responding with bullets at some youths alleged to have hurled objects like stones, sticks and bottles at them.

The shooting by the Policemen led to the death leading to the death of one of the youths and injury on another.

The Policemen 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.

The Police spokesperson said 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.

He added that the Lagos Commissioner of Police has directed all the Area Commanders and DPOs in Lagos state to warn their men against misapplication of force.

Imohimi was quoted to have further warned that officers must abide by the Rules of Engagement ( ROE) as stipulated in Force Order 237.



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