Policemen arrested for spraying teargas on civilians


Two policemen, Inspector Momoh Sulaiman and Sergeant Monday Emmanuel, have been arrested for allegedly spraying teargas on some members of the public at Ojota area of Lagos.
The activities of policemen who were supposed to be on patrol duty had gone viral on social media.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Chike Oti, in a press statement said the Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, had ordered that the policemen be fished out.
He said: “The attention of the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, CP Imohimi Edgal, was drawn to an online news credited to OAKTV online with the caption” A yet-to-be-identified man has allegedly been shot by operatives of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS ) at Chinese town, Ojota area of. ……
“Based on this report, the CP Lagos, immediately activated the Command X-Squad section in collaboration with the Divisional Police Officer, Ogudu Division, CSP Gbenga Olorunfemi, to fish out the policemen involved in matter.
“Their findings revealed that the victim, by name, Ademuwagun Temitope Solomon, was not shot by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) as reported by the online media but suffered from the inhalation of teargas spray a.k.a pepper spray occasioned by a neighbourhood police patrol team attached to Area-H- Command, Ogudu, Lagos. The infamous patrol team was led by Inspr Momoh Sulaiman assisted by Sgt. Monday Emmanuel. The victim is now alright”.

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.


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