Police dismiss officer for shooting motorcycle rider to death in Osun

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Osun state police command has announced the dismissal of a Police officer, Sgt. Adamu Garba who shot and killed a man on a motorcycle in Osogbo.

NAN reports that the officer shot and killed one Saheed Olabomi, a motorcycle rider on July 27 this year.

This was disclosed in a statement by the Osun Police Spokesperson, SP Yemisi Opalola, who said the officer was dismissed after a complete investigation and an orderly room trial.

He said “The general public will recall that on July 27, the Osun Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, arrested and detained a Police officer that shot one Saheed Olabomi in Osogbo, for disciplinary action.

“As the CP promised, in the best tradition of transparency and accountability, that the outcome of the trial will be brought to the public.

“The Policeman, F/NO.467549 Sergeant Adamu Garba, has been tried in the Orderly room in line with the laid down Rules and Regulations of the Nigeria Police Disciplinary procedure.

“The erring officer has been found guilty of the offence and is henceforth dismissed from the Force.

“The orderly room procedure has been forwarded to Police Force Headquarters, Abuja, for necessary action towards prosecution.

“This, the CP believes this will serve as a deterrent to other Police officers.

“The Commissioner wishes to assure the general public, most especially the good people of the State that he will never condone any act of indiscipline and unprofessional conduct exhibited by any member(s) of the Nigeria Police under his watch.

He, however, appeals to the members of the public to be law-abiding and be rest assured that justice will prevail.


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