- A police superintendent, SP Opawoye Adetunji, attached to Sagamu Road police station is being queried over abuse of firearm
- The superintendent is facing query for shooting a civilian on Sunday, April 15
- The police officer who was attacked by a mob after the incident, and his victim are said to be recuperating in an undisclosed hospital
The commissioner of police Lagos state, CP Imohimi Edgal, deeply regrets the unwarranted use of firearm by a police superintendent, attached to Sagamu Road police station as the Divisional Crime Officer(DCO), SP Opawoye Adetunji.
In a statement by SP Chike Oti, the police public relations officer, Lagos state, the CP directed that the officer be issued a comprehensive query for shooting a civilian on Sunday, April 15, for a yet to be determined reason.
The officer who is currently recuperating in an undisclosed hospital alongside his victim has not been able to give his statement because he is still unconscious as a result of the beating he received and injuries sustained when the mob attacked him at the scene of incident.
Edgal further said that as soon he regains consciousness, he should be served with the query. The command said it has never and would never tolerate the use of firearm outside the provisions of Force Order 237.
NAIJ.com previously reported that the Niger state police command uncovered an illegal firearms factory in the Mashegu local government area of the state.
The suspected manufacturers of illegal guns had been convicted by a court to serve as a deterrent to others, The Punch reports.
The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, had ordered the recovery of all prohibited firearms in all states in the country.
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