- Police officers have shot a man dead at a hotel in Ekiti state
- According to report, the officers were drunk when they released the gunshots
- Two people were reportedly hit with stray bullets
Another avoidable death has struck in Nigeria. This time, in the beautiful city of Ado, capital of Ekiti state.
The tragedy struck when a team of drunk police officers shot two people at a hotel in the city.
The policemen were reported to had escorted a retired Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) to the hotel when they started misbehaving under the influence of alcohol.
According to The Nation, the drunken policemen allegedly threatened to kill some of the guests.
The officers subsequently opened fire all of a sudden. In the process, stray bullet hit two persons in the chest.
The victims were rushed to Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti where one was pronounced dead.
The second victim was was consequent;y transferred to Afe Babalola University, Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti for intensive care.
However, he added that the officers involved were not from the Ekiti Police Command.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that some police officers attached to the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) in Lagos have proved that not all operatives of the Nigeria Police Force are bad.
While on patrol on Thursday evening, November 19, at Igando area in Lagos, the RRS officers saw a purse fall from a lady on a bike.
The officers signaled the bike rider to stop so they could return the purse but he mistook the signal for an attempt to arrest him.
Legit.ng also reported that Mohammed Adamu, the inspector general of police, has attributed the lack of trust and confidence from people to the numerous challenges faced by the security forces in the country.
Speaking on Wednesday, November 18, at a policy dialogue organised by the House of Representatives, IGP Adamu who was represented said efforts are ongoing to build partnership and bridge of trust between the police operatives and people.
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