Davido's Bodyguards Tried For Reckless Shooting
Two police officials may have shot in the air out of excitement while escorting popular Nigerian musician, Davido.
Their 'reckless act' has earned them detention and trial.
It is a common occurrence in Lagos, but this time public outcry has ensured justice is served.
They have been detained and tried by the Nigeria Police Force for alleged reckless shooting in Lagos.
According to the police, punishment will be recommended and carried out judiciously.
Their trial came after a video in circulation on social media showed the 2 of them allegedly shooting into the air on the street in a moving vehicle.
The Head of Public Complaints Rapid Response Unit (PCRRU), ACP Abayomi Shogunle, told newsmen that after complaints by the public were filed, the case was immediately registered by the unit.
“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,” Shogunle said.
The Commissioner of police in charge of Police Mobile Force (PMF) at the Force Headquarters, had identified the men following the directive of the Inspector-General of Police.
Shogunle explained that the incident happened on July 31 at 5 p.m. along the Murtala Mohammed International Airport road in Lagos.
The 2 policemen who were attached to the 20 Police Mobile Force Squadron were also part of a private security company, Infinity Security Company.
Meanwhile, Shogunle also gave and assurance that officers dismissed for corruption would also be prosecuted in court in line with the Inspector-General of Police’s directive.
“Apart from dismissal, we are also going to see the prosecution of such unethical officers in the court of law," he said.
The PCRRU was established by the Nigeria Police Force in November 2015, with a mandate to receive and resolve cases of professional misconduct brought against its officers.
It is part of the reform in the force to gain public confidence and ensure that the image of the police improves.