11 Policemen Remanded For Insubordination, Another Queried

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  The police have remanded 11 policemen accused of insubordination in Zamfara state, northern Nigeria. Also, a superintendent of police was queried in Lagos over abuse of firearm. Kenneth Ebrimson, the Commissioner of Police for Zamfara, ordered the remand of the police officers who were guarding the Central Bank office, Gusau. Ebrimson gave the order following the refusal of a member of the team to answer a phone call from him on Monday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the commissioner was angered by the CBN patrol team leader, an inspector, who had earlier arrested a driver for parking by the uncompleted CBN building. The man, after unsuccessfully pleading with the patrol team leader to release him, made a distress call to the CP who asked the man to handover the phone to the police officer. The officer, however, refused to answer his boss even when the commissioner introduced himself fully while the phone was on “hands-free”. In Lagos, Edgal Imohimi, the Commissioner of Police for the state, has ordered that a Superintendent of police, SP Opawoye Adetunji, be given an administrative query for alleged abused of firearm. “The CP has directed that the officer be issued a comprehensive query for shooting a civilian on April 15, 2018 for a yet-to -be determined reason”, said Chike Oti, the spokesman for the police command. “The officer who is currently recuperating in an undisclosed hospital alongside his victim, has not been able to give his statement because he is still unconscious as a result of the beating he received and injuries sustained when the mob attacked him at the scene of incident. “The CP further directed that as soon he regains consciousness, he should be served with the query. The command has never and would never tolerate the use of firearm outside the provisions of Force Order 237,” he added.
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