Reckless Policemen attached to Davido currently in detention
Aug 14, 2017 Gist 0 568 By Abdulkerimu Oare
- Assistant Commissioner of Police condemned the reckless firing of weapons.
- Policemen involved have been tried and punished.
- Awaiting police authorities to review the punishment given.
- Investigations show there was no justifiable reason for firing weapons.
Following the video circulated on social media recently which showed policemen attached to popular singer Davido firing weapons in the air in jubilation as they
drove in town, the Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of the Public Complaints Rapid Response Unit informed newsmen that the case was swiftly registered following complaints from members of the public.
He said, "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.â€
â€œAlong the way as seen in the video which has been confirmed from investigation, the two policemen involved started shooting into the air for no just cause. They have been identified and they have been in detention since then because investigation was conducted and after that they have been tried in orderly room and punishment has been recommended.
"We are only waiting for the appropriate police authority to review the punishment then we will make the full details known to the public. 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.â€
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