The Osun State police command has announced the dismissal one of its officers, Adamu Garba, for killing Saheed Olabomi, a motorcycle rider, in the state.
Garba was said to have shot Olabomi on July 27, during a disagreement in traffic, which eventually resulted in his death.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Yemisi Opalola, the command’s spokesperson, in a statement on Friday, said the officer was arrested and has been dismissed after an orderly room trial.
“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,” the statement reads.
“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 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 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, however, appeals to the members of the public to be law abiding and rest assured that justice will prevail.”