Police detain two personnel in Lagos over shooting

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) says it has detained and tried two of its personnel in orderly room 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, ACP Abayomi Shogunle, told the Media 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 that the Commissioner of police in charge of Police Mobile Force at the Force Headquarters, had identified the men following the directive of the Inspector-General of Police.
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 who were attached to the 20 Police Mobile Force Squadron, and were attached to a private security company, Infinity Security Company.