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Police Dismiss Officer For Killing Motorcyclist

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Ganiyat Ganiyu 

The Osun State Police Command has dismissed one of its officers for allegedly killing a motorcyclist, Saheed Olabomi, in Osogbo, the state capital.

The officer, Adamu Garba, allegedly shot and killed Olabomi on July 27.

The deceased was hit by a stray bullet reportedly fired by Garba to disperse people at a traffic scene around Oke-Onitea area, Osogbo.

He was said to have died two days after.

A statement by the state police spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, said the officer was dismissed after an orderly room trial.

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“The general public will recall that on July 27, the Osun Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, immediately arrested and detained the Police officer that shot one Saheed Olabomi in Osogbo, for disciplinary action.

“As the CP promised, in the best tradition of transparency and accountability, that the outcome of the trial will be brought to the public.

“The Policeman, F/NO.467549 Sergeant Adamu Garba, has been tried in Orderly room in line with the laid down Rules and Regulations of the Nigeria Police Disciplinary procedure.

“The erring officer has been found guilty of the offence and subsequently dismissed from the Force.

“The orderly room procedure has been forwarded to Police Force Headquarters, Abuja, for necessary action towards prosecution.

“This, the CP believes will serve as deterrent to other Police officers.

“The Commissioner wishes to apprise the general public, most especially the good people of the State that he will never condone any act of indiscipline and unprofessional conduct exhibited by any member(s) of the Nigeria Police under his watch.”

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