The Nigerian Army has confirmed the killing of a police officer by six soldiers who beat him to demise in Lagos on Thursday.
The soldiers who had been all hooked up to the Army Ordinance Corp of the 81 Division Nigerian Army primarily based in Ojo, had descended on two policemen and beat them to stupor resulting in the demise of one of them.
In accordance with an announcement from the State Police Headquarters, the soldiers had been using in a military bus and on attending to the CCC gate alongside the Lagos/Badagry expressway, they met heavy site visitors.
“Two of the soldiers jumped on an okada, rode to the place the policemen had been controlling site visitors and ordered them to clear the site visitors for his or her bus,” the assertion stated.
“However the policemen on responsibility stated it was not attainable to clear the site visitors for them because the street was congested. The 2 soldiers bought indignant and pounced on them, and kidnapped them into their bus and drove them to Ojo Cantonment the place they had been overwhelmed to stupor.
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“Because of the beating the law enforcement officials recieved, one of the victims, Inspector Monday Orukpe died on Thursday on the Army Hospital the place they had been rushed to,” the assertion added.
Confirming the incident in an announcement on Friday, the Appearing Deputy Director, 81 Division Public Relations, Main Olaniyi Osoba, stated the Nigerian Army has instituted a board of inquiry to unravel the circumstance surrounding the unlucky incident and produce the culprits to ebook.
The assertion entitled “Re: Soldiers beat police officer to demise in Lagos,” reads:
“The eye of the 81 Division Nigerian Army has been drawn to a narrative on-line over the unlucky incident that occurred between some soldiers and policemen round Ojo in Lagos ensuing within the loss of the life of a police officer.
The Division is already in contact with the Lagos State Police Command to resolve the matter. This incident is extremely regrettable given the Division’s disposition and nil tolerance for any misconduct.
Accordingly, the Division has instituted a Board of Inquiry to unravel the circumstance surrounding the unlucky incident
On the finish of the investigation, anybody discovered culpable might be made to face the complete wrath of the disciplinary provisions.. Consequently, the Division needs to commiserate with the Ojo Police Division and members of the household of the sufferer.”
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