The Lagos State Police Command has reacted to a viral video showing a policeman opening fire on a motorcyclist in the Somolu area of the state.
The policeman, who was with some of his colleagues, reportedly requested a bribe from the motorcyclist.
Angered that his request was turned down by the okada rider who sped off, the cop shot at the tires of the motorcycle.
Reacting to the video, the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, tweeted that he had informed the spokesperson for the Lagos Police Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, about the video. “Sent to PPRO Lag. He will take it up pls,” Adejobi tweeted.
On his part, Hundeyin tweeted that the officers in the video had been identified and promised to give an update on the case.
“These officers have been identified. Rest assured that updates on the progress of their case will be provided,” he tweeted.
Hundeyin when contacted byon Sunday, said the officers would be transferred to the command headquarters on Monday (today).
“I called their DPO and he admitted that they were his officers. So, I told him that he should bring them to the headquarters on Monday morning,” he said.