The police say they have detained and tried two of their personnel attached to an escort of singer Davido for alleged reckless shooting in Lagos.
Their detention is connected to a video showing two policemen in a moving vehicle shooting into the air.
The Head of Public Complaints, Rapid Response Unit ( PCRRU), ACP Abayomi Shogunle, told News Agency of Nigeria that following complaints by members of the public, the case was immediately registered by the unit.
Shogunle said that the incident happened on July 31 at 5 p.m. along the Murtala Mohammed International Airport road in Lagos.
He explained that the two policemen, who were attached to the 20 Police Mobile Force Squadron, were attached to a private security company, Infinity Security Company.
Shogunle noted that Davido engaged them to provide escort for him to his house while returning from abroad.
”Along 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.
”Investigation has shown that they have no justifiable reason to have expended or fire their weapons into the air.”
”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.
Meanwhile, Shogunle has assured members of the public that the policemen dismissed for corruption would also be prosecuted in court in line with the Inspector-General of Police’s directive.