Three police personnel from Special Protection Unit (SPU) Base 1, Kano, in Kano State have been dismissed for alleged high-handedness, unprofessional conduct, and misuse of firearms.
CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Force Public Relations officer, Force headquarters, Abuja, identified the Cops a statement on Thursday as Inspector Dahiru Shuaibu, Sergeant. Abdullahi Badamasi, and Sergeant. Isah Danladi.
Olumuyiwa noted that the erring officers were shoved aside based on the recommendations of the disciplinary Committee that was set up to investigate the allegations after the outcry on social media.
He recalled that the officers were attached to a musician whose name was not given in Kano on escort duties. In the course of their duty on Friday 7th April, 2023 at Kahutu Village, Katsina State.
Accordingly, the officers repeatedly fired shots from their official firearms into the air despite police policy against firing in the air, standard operating procedure and relevant Force Orders; and disregarding the possible risk to the crowd at the location which included children.
“The act was not only criminal and unprofessional but also embarrassing to the Force and the nation at large.
“The Nigeria Police Force hereby warms all officers to ensure they carry out their duties in line with the extant laws to avoid running foul of its provisions and attracting attendant sanctions.
‘Supervising officers have also been tasked to ensure continuous and detailed lectures of their men to ensure they are well acquainted with all necessary standard operating procedures”, CSP. Olumuyiwa stressed.
TheNewspad reports that the officers had been arrested and made to undergo an orderly room trial before their dismissal.