The Commissioner of police in Lagos State, Umar Manko, has announced the arrest of a police Inspector, for allegedly killing a man with his official rifle.
Manko, who disclose this when the new officials of Crime Reporters Association of Nigeria (CRAN) visited him in his office, stated that he will exposed and deal with any police officer who acted unprofessionally.
He said that the suspect, attached to Elere police division, allegedly went for a distress call, but later committed the crime under unprofessional circumstance.
“We are not interested in what led to the distress call, but we are interested in the fact that a life was lost in the incident. The Inspector acted unprofessionally. He has spent 28 years in the Force, he would have been more careful.
“He has been arrested and transferred to the State CID, Panti for investigation. He will be prosecuted for murder,’’ Manko said.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner called on CRAN members to be objective in their reporting.
Manko expressed sadness over what he described as false publication by some media organisations, and called on all CRAN members to cross check their facts before going to the press.
“Let us be objective in our reportage. Let us build on the good relationship we share. If I do anything wrong and you publish it, I have no problem with that, but I will not be happy with false report.
“I congratulate the new exco members. I urged you people for a better relationship. As long as I stay here as Commissioner, I will continue to partner with CRAN,’’ Manko added.
Earlier, CRAN Chairman, Mr Christopher Oji, who led the delegation to the Commissioner’s office said that they visited him to introduce the new exco members and intimate him of their yearly programme.
The Police Public Relations Officer of the State, DSP Ngozi Braide, was also in attendance.