The Sokoto State Police Command has confirmed the arrest and detention of Police Sergeant, Bello Garba, who allegedly shot one individual to demise and injured three others on Friday in Sokoto.
The command disclosed that the Sergeant shot 25-year-old Aminu Abdulrahman to demise and injured Junaidu Abba, Babangida Muhammad and Awaisu Alti.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Muhammad Sadiq, confirmed this to newsmen in Sokoto whereas condemning the Sergeant’s unprofessional conduct.
He disclosed that the victims in the course of the incident have been evacuated to Specialist Hospital Sokoto for remedy and post-mortem.
The victims have been mentioned to be sharing cash distributed by Gov. Aminu Tambuwal in the course of the Juma’at prayers at Sultan Bello Jumu’at mosque when the capturing occurred.
Sadiq confirmed that the Sergeant, of Counter Terrorism Unit Base 18 Gusau, was connected to Authorities Home Sokoto, NAN stories.
Narrating the incident, the Police Spokesman mentioned the “the sergeant unprofessionally fired with out affordable justification on the time.”
“The incident came about at about 2:30pm, shortly after the particular Juma’at prayers provided in commemoration of Nigeria’s forthcoming 60th independence anniversary at Sultan Bello Juma’at Mosque.
“Governor Aminu Tambuwal whereas magnanimously giving out presents to the needy, a quick distribution which gave delivery to an upsurge in would-be beneficiaries.
“Nonetheless, in an unconventional effort to manage the group after the departure of the governor, the policeman fired the shot,” Sadiq added.
He added that the Commissioner of Police. Mr Sani Kaoje ordered the detention and trial of the erring officer and charged the state Legal Investigation Division to hurry up investigation and provide you with goal findings.
The Commissioner additionally charged all officers and males of the Command to deploy skilled acumen, together with psychological capability to boost the protection of the folks, and to not resort to utilizing arms towards the residents.