By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
The Lagos State Police Command has dismissed three policemen for their alleged misuse of firearms resulting in the death of one and injuring another in Amukoko area of the state.
Attached to Amukoko Division, the dismissed cops identified as Sgt. Osaseri Saturday, with servive number 25759, Sgt Segun Okun. service number 35 9075 and Cpl.Adekunle Oluwarotumi with service number 496833 were said to have subjected to orderly room trial and found culpable of breeching the rules of engagement to wit reckless application of firearms.
The command’s police public relations officer SP. Chike Oti in a release made available to newsmen said 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 injuring one 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”, Oti stated.
Sequel to the above occurrence, he said 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.