Injured Police officer to receive National Award, best treatment — Police Service Commission
In a bid to reward excellence in service and professional diligence, the Police Service Commission has said it would give a national award to the Deputy Superintendent of Police, Musa Mohammed of Police Mobile Force (PMF) 45 Abuja, who sustained serious injuries at Galadimawa Forest, near Kaduna, when he led a team to engage kidnappers in a gun duel in an attempt to rescue a kidnapped victim.
This was disclosed in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday by the spokesperson of the Commission, Mr Ikechukwu Ani.
According to the statement, the PSC also said DSP Mohammed, would also get the best medical treatment for the bullet wounds he sustained during the gun duel, which affected his leg and ability to pass urine, making him to walk on crutches.
The statement said: “The injured Officer had taken his case to Human Rights Radio (Berekete) in Abuja, where he sought intervention from relevant Government Agencies after he felt he may have been abandoned.”
But the PSC Chairman, Dr Solomon Arase, a retired Inspector General of Police who was contacted by the Radio station, had since moved to rectify the situation and restore the affected Officer to a proper and normal life.
According to the statement, Dr. Arase had succeeded in debriefing the Officer and had also sent him to the Force Medical Officer, where he had undergone several medical procedures.
Dr Arase, who commended the Police Force Medical Team presently taking care of his condition, also assured that he would take the matter up with the Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, as a way forward to seek better treatment for the injured Mobile Police Officer.
The statement added that Dr. Arase promised that the Commission would not abandon the Officer, stating, “PSC has this position that such Officers are deserving of national awards. They should be celebrated, and we will make the recommendation,” he noted.
The statement further noted that the PSC Chairman said the Commission would ensure that he receives succour to enable him to live his normal life again.
He commended Nigerians who rose in unison to bring the condition of the Officer to the public’s attention, saying, “It underscores the need for public Officers to always respect the human rights of citizens and treat them with respect.”