“This would serve as deterrent to other policemen wishing to toe the path of infamy, that the Nigeria police under the watch of the inspector general of police has no room for indiscipline,” “ I am using this medium to warn all serving police officers and men to be professional at all time in discharge of their duties and shun corrupt practices”
This were the words of Lagos state commissioner of police, Mr. imohimi Edgal in the aftermath of the trail of those policemen involved in ojota china town incidence that caught his attention as the trend was going on, and in swift reaction, deployed operatives of its command to the scene and are able to effect the arrest the three policemen involved where-with, the commissioner of police promised strict adherences to due process with the understanding to dispense justice to those found culpable.
Recall that the whole action was mistaken for State Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) to suggest them being culpable before the swift intervention of the state police command.
A statement through its public relation officer, chike Oti, a superintendent of police said; the state command in keeping to its promise of updating members of the public about activates of the command specifically on this recent development, “we wish to state that the commissioner of police Mr. imohimi Edgal had approved a summary dismissal of the three policemen comprising an inspector and two sergeants who were later found guilty to have spayed tear-gas on Mr. Ademuwagun Temipote Solomon who in reaction, provoked severe asthmatic crisis.
Accordingly, Oti said the dismissal with other previous once, made a total of eleven that the command had shown the way out as result of similar offences this year.
“The three policemen found guilty include inspector momoh Suleiman, Sgt Emmanuel Monday and Sgt Adamu usman.
He said the dismissal proceeding of inspector momoh Suleiman has been forwarded to the Assistant inspector general of police (AIG) zone 2 for Approval.
“For the records, the command wishes to state that those officers where tried in a properly constituted orderly room and were eventually found guilty of all allegations established against them which indeed earned them appropriate punishment depending on the charges against them,” the statement read.