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Police officer on stop and search duty arrested on CPs order allegedly for shooting motorist

Police officer on stop and search duty arrested on CPs order allegedly for shooting motorist

A yet-to-be-identified officer who allegedly shot a motorist in a viral video has been arrested and detained at the Delta State Police Command.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, disclosed this in a post on his official X handle on Wednesday.

It will be recalled that the erring officer was on a stop and search on the East-West Road, Ughelli town when he opened fire on the victim after an argument.

The motorist whose identity is yet unknown, was according to the viral video, shot on the leg and stomach.


But while reacting on Tuesday, the state PPRO expressed disappointment over the unprofessional conduct of the officer, noting that the NPF will never tolerate such behaviour.

The PPRO said: “The Nigeria Police Force does not and will never tolerate unprofessional conduct from any personnel.

“On this premise, the Commissioner of Police, CP Wale Abass ordered the immediate detention of the erring Police Inspector.

“The injured victim is being treated. Meanwhile, the CP urges members of the public to remain calm, as he guarantees justice,” he said.

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