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Osun: Police officer dismissed for killing man, to be prosecuted

Mr Adamu Garba was dismissed following an orderly room trial that found him guilty of the murder of Saheed Olabomi.

• August 13, 2021
Nigerian police officers used to illustrate the story
Nigerian police officers used to illustrate the story

Adamu Garba, a police officer with the Osun command who shot and killed Saheed Olabomi in Osogbo on July 27, has been dismissed by the state command on Friday.

In a statement, the Osun police spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, said Mr Garba was dismissed following an orderly room trial that found him guilty of murder.

“The general public will recall that on July 27, the Osun Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, immediately arrested and detained the Police officer that shot one Saheed Olabomi in Osogbo, for disciplinary action.

“As the CP promised, in the best tradition of transparency and accountability, that the outcome of the trial will be brought to the public.

“The Policeman, F/NO.467549 Sergeant Adamu Garba, has been tried in an orderly room in line with the laid down Rules and Regulations of the Nigeria Police Disciplinary procedure.

“The erring officer has been found guilty of the offence and subsequently dismissed from the Force.

“The orderly room procedure has been forwarded to Police Force Headquarters, Abuja, for necessary action towards prosecution.

This, the CP believes will serve as a deterrent to other Police officers.

“The Commissioner wishes to apprise the general public, most especially the good people of the State, that he will never condone any act of indiscipline and unprofessional conduct exhibited by any member(s) of the Nigeria Police under his watch,” he said.

Members of the public were urged to be law abiding and assured that justice will prevail.

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