Police detains 2 policemen who escorted Davido for reckless shooting


The Nigeria Police Force says it has detained
and tried two of its personnel in orderly room
who had escorted popular musician, Davido,
for alleged reckless shooting in Lagos.
A video in circulation on social media showed
two policemen allegedly shooting into the air
on the street in a moving vehicle in Lagos.
The Head of Public Complaints Rapid
Response Unit ( PCRRU), ACP Abayomi
Shogunle, told newsmen that following
complaints by members of the public, the case
was immediately registered by the unit.
“On Aug. 1, PCRRU was notified about a video
in circulation on social media in which some
men alleged to be policemen were seen
shooting in the air on the street in a moving
vehicle,” Shogunle said.
He said the Commissioner of police in charge
of Police Mobile Force ( PMF at the Force
Headquarters, had identified the men following
the directive of the Inspector-General of
Shogunle said that the incident happened on
July 31 at 5 p.m. along the Murtala
Mohammed International Airport road in Lagos.
He explained that the two policemen were
attached to the 20 Police Mobile Force
Squadron, and were attached to a private
security company, Infinity Security Company.
Shogunle said a popular Nigerian Musician,
David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido,
engaged them to provide escort for him to his
house while returning from abroad.
“Along the way as seen in the video which has
been confirmed from investigation, the two
policemen involved started shooting into the
air for no just cause.
“They have been identified and they have been
in detention since then because investigation
was conducted and after that they have been
tried in orderly room and punishment has been

“We are only waiting for the appropriate police
authority to review the punishment then we
will make the full details known to the public.

“One thing is clear that the conduct of those
policemen as seen in that video is
unacceptable, that is not part of what our
officers should be engaged in
” They are no longer involved in any duty
where they will carry any weapon. They will be
in detention until the process is over before
they will be released.

“Investigation has shown that they have no
justifiable reason to have expended or fire
their weapons into the air,” he said.
Meanwhile, Shogunle has assured members of
the public that officers dismissed for
corruption would also be prosecuted in court
in line with the Inspector-General of Police’s

“Apart from dismissal, we are also going to
see the prosecution of such unethical officers
in the court of law, “he said.

The PCRRU was established by
 the Nigeria
Police Force in November 2015, with a
mandate to receive and resolve cases of
professional misconduct brought against its

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