The Nigerian Police says it has detained and tried two of its personnel escorting musician Davido for alleged reckless shooting in Lagos.
A video which circulated on social media showed two policemen allegedly shooting into the air on the street in a moving vehicle in Lagos.
The Head of Public Complaints Rapid Response Unit (PCRRU), ACP Abayomi Shogunle, told NAN that following complaints by members of the public, the case was immediately registered by the unit.
“On Aug. 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.
He said that 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 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, and were attached to a private security company, Infinity Security Company.
Shogunle said that a popular Nigerian Musician, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, engaged them to provide escort for him to his house while returning from abroad. He said:
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.
One thing is clear that the conduct of those policemen as seen in that video is unacceptable, that is not part of what our officers should be engaged in.
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.