Ladeparts police dismisses 3 personnel over Ojota incident as commissioner sounds strong warning (see their names)
The Lagos state command of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), on Sunday, June 10, announced it had dismissed five out of 92 policemen tried for various offences in the first half of the year 2018. Three of them were fired recently.
The announcement is coming just as reported that a gruesome incident was said to have happened at Chinese town in Ojota, Lagos state with some SARS officers allegedly shooting a man they mistook for an internet fraudster.
The young man was seen in the video lying unconscious.
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The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a statement by the command’s spokesman, SP Child Oti, said three of the five dismissed policemen were tried in connection with the Ojota incident where policemen reportedly tear-gassed a man.
“The commissioner of police, CP Imohimi Edgal, has dismissed the three police men, comprising an inspector and two sergeants, who were alleged to have sprayed tear-gas on Ademuwagun Temitope Solomon which provoked severe asthmatic crisis in him.
“The incident took place at Chinese town, Ojota area of Lagos state.
Their names and service numbers were given as:
1. 220957 Inspector Momoh Sulaiman;
2.429659 Sgt Emmanuel Monday;
3.434246 Sgt. Adamu Usman.
According to the statement, they were tried in an orderly room which commenced recently and were found guilty as charged.
“They were, therefore, dismissed and de-kitted accordingly. However, the dismissal proceeding of Inspector Momoh Sulaiman has been forwarded to the assistant inspector general of police, zone two for approval.
“Similarly, the command wishes to use this medium to release its half year disciplinary record for the period spanning from January to June, 2018.
“The officers were tried in a properly constituted orderly room and were found guilty of various offences against discipline which earned them appropriate punishments, depending on the charges against them.
“The breakdown of the types of punishment awarded to deserving officers are: dismissal-5, reduction in rank-4, major entry-43, severe reprimand-3, extra fatigue-4, warning notice-28, discharged and acquitted-5, Total 92.
“The commissioner of police said that this would serve as a deterrent to other police men wishing to toe the path of infamy; that the Nigeria Police under the watch of the Inspector General of Police, have no room for them.