Policeman shoots civilian over disagreement on who wins guber race in Jos - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Monday, March 6, 2023

Policeman shoots civilian over disagreement on who wins guber race in Jos

By Editor

The Police in Plateau State have confirmed being in the custody of one of their personnel who shot a man during an argument.

It was gathered that the policeman argued with the victim on who would win the March 11, 2023 governorship in the State but what started as a mild discussion degenerated into a heated argument which led to the incident. 

The Plateau State Police Command in a statement by the Command's Public Relations Officer, DSP Alfred Alabo confirmed the incident and said, "The Command condemns in strong terms the shooting of an unsuspecting civilian, Mr. Nyommena Badapba 'm' of Tudun Wada, Jos by obdurate personnel of the Command, Inspr Solomon Damak.

"The circumstance that led to the infliction of the gun injury by the recalcitrant officer does not fit into his professional calling but was done out of vindictiveness which contradicts the attributes of a Nigerian Police officer. To ensure that the officer does not evade justice, the officer had been arrested, his firearm was recovered and he has since been detained for disciplinary action.

"The Commissioner of Police, Plateau State Command, CP Bartholomew Onyeka, has directed the Divisional Police officer, 'A' Divisio,n and other officers to visit the victim at the hospital to know his condition and make arrangements for payment of his medical bills.

"The Command assures members of the public that the Commissioner of Police is a responsible cop who does his job with the fear of God and therefore, will not tolerate any form of misconduct by any officer of his Command irrespective of rank. As a part of wholesome practice in the Force, the erring officer has been defaulted and his orderly room trial will commence on, the 6th day of March 2023.

"The CP also assures that the disciplinary process would not be compromised and the outcome of the proceeding would be made public. He further urges members of the public to remain calm and continue to be law-abiding as the Command is doing all within its power to protect the lives and property of all Plateau residents."

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