In the aftermath of the uproar that trailed the assault by three Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) officers attached to the Ogudu Police Division on a resident in Chinese town, Ojota community, Lagos Mainland, on Friday, June 8, 2018, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, has dismissed the three officers involved in the incident.
The officers comprising an inspector and two sergeants, were alleged to have sprayed tear-gas on one Ademuwagun Temitope Solomon which provoked severe asthmatic crisis in the victim.
The men whose names and service numbers are: Inspector Momoh Sulaiman 220957; Sgt. Emmanuel Monday 429659 and Sgt. Adamu Usman 434246 were tried in an orderly room which commenced yesterday 09/06/2018 and were found guilty as charged.
According to the Police, “they were therefore dismissed and de-kitted accordingly. However, the dismissal proceeding of Inspector Momoh Sulaiman has been forwarded to the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 2 for approval.”
Commenting on the development, the Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal said that this “would serve as a deterrent to other policemen wishing to toe the path of infamy, that the Nigeria Police under the watch of the Inspector General of Police, have no room for them.”
He however warned all serving police officers to be professional at all times in the discharge of their duties and shun corrupt practices.