For displaying unprofessional conduct, and misusing firearms, the Nigerian Police Force has dismissed three policemen, Inspector Dahiru Shuaibu, Sergeant Abdullahi Badamasi, and Sergeant Isah Danladi.
The officers were attached to Special Protection Unit, SPU, Base 1, Kano.
It would be recalled that the officers were caught in a viral video on April 7, 2023 repeatedly firing shots from their official firearms into the air despite police policy against firing in the air, standard operating procedure and relevant Force Orders; and disregarding the possible risk to the crowd at the location which included children, while attached to a musician in Kano on escort duties.
In a statement signed by the Police High Command CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, their dismissal is coming days after they were identified and arrested, and following the outcome of the Orderly Room Trial of the erring officers for the offences of discreditable conduct to wit misuse of firearms, abuse of power, gross indiscipline, and wastage of live ammunition.
CSP Adejobi added that the act was not only criminal and unprofessional but also embarrassing to the Force and the nation at large.
In conclusion, he said that based on the complaints and findings on video evidence, the officers have been dismissed from the SPU Base 1, Kano, following a follow-up orderly room trial of the affected policemen by the Force Provost Marshal.
He further warned all officers of the Nigerian Police to ensure they carry out their duties in line with the extant laws to avoid running foul of its provisions and attracting attendant sanctions. Supervising officers have also been tasked to ensure continuous and detailed lectures of their men to ensure they are well acquainted with all necessary standard operating procedures.