The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a police officer, Inspector Yemi Ojumoola, over allegedly harassing people with his service pistol.
According to the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Bala Elkana, the state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered an orderly room trial for the inspector.
Ojumoola was caught on video engaging a motorist in an argument over traffic issues in Ibadan, Oyo State.
The motorist’s wife, however, challenged Ojumoola for bringing out his gun, wondering if he wanted to shoot her husband.
She dared him to shoot as the cop smashed the phone with which she was filming the incident.
Ojumoola later lamented that he only wanted to scare the motorist and had no intention of using the gun.
He claimed that the pistol was in its holster, noting that, in all his 28 years as a police officer, he had never misbehaved.
It was gathered that Ojumoola was attached to the Raiders’ Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (CID), Panti, Yaba.
Elkana said the command had began investigating the matter.
“The CP has ordered his (Ojumoola) arrest and detention. He will be tried in an orderly room trial. The result of the trial will be made public,” he stated
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