Insubordination: CP orders remand of 11 policemen in Zamfara, as Superintendent gets query for abuse of firearm in Lagos


Zamfara State Police Commissioner, Mr Kenneth Ebrimson, has ordered that 11 policemen guarding the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) office, Gusau, be remanded in police cell indefinitely.
Ebrimson gave the order following the refusal of a member of the team to answer a phone call from him on Monday.
The commissioner was angered by the CBN patrol team leader, an inspector, who had earlier arrested a driver for parking by the uncompleted CBN building.
The man, after unsuccessfully pleading with the patrol team leader to release him, made a distress call to the CP who asked the man to handover the phone to the police officer.
The officer, however, refused to answer his boss even when the commissioner introduced himself fully while the phone was on “hands-free”.
The commissioner who was returning from Anka on a sympathy visit to the recent gunmen attack in the area, then redirected his motorcade to the CBN premises to meet the erring officer.
On arrival, the commissioner immediately directed the Commandant of Mobile police in charge of posting of the guards to lock up all 11 members of the team and also post their replacements.
In Lagos, the Police Commissioner, Imohimi Edgal, has ordered that a Superintendent of Police, SP Opawoye Adetunji, be given an administrative query for alleged abuse of firearm.
Spokesman of the command, SP Chike Oti, disclosed this to newsmen on Monday, stressing that the officer was attached to Sagamu Road Police Station, Ikorodu, as the Divisional Crime Officer (DCO).
Oti said that the commissioner was deeply worried over the unprofessional conduct of the officer, adding that the police boss regretted the unwarranted use of firearm where and when not necessary.
“The CP has directed that the officer be issued a comprehensive query for shooting a civilian on April 15, 2018 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 a mob attacked him at the scene of incident.
“The CP further directed that as soon he regains consciousness, he should be served with the query. The command has never and would never tolerate the use of firearm outside the provisions of Force Order 237,” the spokesman said.


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