Police dismiss 3 personnel attached to Kano musician for misuse of firearms

Police on Thursday dismissed its three personnel attached to a Kano-based Hausa musician, Dauda Kahutu-Rarara, on the ground of high-handedness, unprofessional conduct, and misuse of firearms against them.

The police authority said its men’s dismissal followed orderly room trial by the Force Provost Marshal, which found them guilty of offences bordering on discreditable conduct to wit misuse of firearms, abuse of power, gross indiscipline, and wastage of live ammunition.

The trio from the SPU Base 1 Kano, Inspr. Dahiru Shuaibu, Sgt. Abdullahi Badamasi, and Sgt. Isah Danladi were attached to a musician in Kano on escort duties, police said in a statement

”In the course of their duty on Friday 7th April, 2023 at Kahutu Village, Katsina State, the officers repeatedly fired shots from their official firearms into the air despite police policy against firing in the air, standard operating procedure and relevant Force Orders; and disregarding the possible risk to the crowd at the location which included children.

”The act was not only criminal and unprofessional but also embarrassing to the Force and the nation at large.

”The Nigeria Police Force hereby warn all officers to ensure they carry out their duties in line with the extant laws to avoid running foul of its provisions and attracting attendant sanctions.

”Supervising officers have also been tasked to ensure continuous and detailed lectures of their men to ensure they are well acquainted with all necessary standard operating procedures.”

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