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”.