Cop dismissed for killing okada rider in Osun

Osun State Police Command, on Friday announced the dismissal of one Sergeant Adamu Garba who shot one Saheed Olabomi in Osogbo.

Recall that Garba had on Tuesday, July 27, shot Olabomi, a commercial motorcyclist well known as okada rider, around Old Oba Road in Osogbo, and left him injured in the face before he died 48 hours on life support, at the Universityof Osun Teaching Hospital, Osogbo of gunshot injuries he sustained

Osun State Police Command spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, said in a statement which read in part, “As the Commissioner of Police had 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 an 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 the Police Force Headquarters, Abuja for necessary action towards prosecution. This, he believes, will serve as a deterrent to other policemen.”

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