Army investigates alleged killing of police officer by operatives


The 81 Division of the Nigerian Army says it has instituted a probe into the alleged beating to death of a police inspector by some soldiers on Wednesday in Lagos.

The acting Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 81 Division, Major Olaniyi Osoba, disclosed this in a statement on Friday, August 5.

Soldiers numbering over 30 from Ojo Military Cantonment in Lagos State on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, allegedly beat a police officer, identified as Inspector Monday Orube, to death over being stopped on their lane to allow passage of vehicles on another lane.

The statement signed by Major Olaniyi Osoba, read partly, “The attention of the 81 Division Nigerian Army has been drawn to a story online over the unfortunate incident that occurred between some soldiers and policemen around Ojo in Lagos resulting in the loss of the life of a police officer.

“The Division is already in touch with the Lagos State Police Command to resolve the matter. This incident is highly regrettable, given the Division’s disposition and zero tolerance for any misconduct.

“Accordingly, the Division has instituted a Board of Inquiry to unravel the circumstance surrounding the unfortunate incident. At the end of the investigation, anyone found culpable will be made to face the full wrath of the disciplinary provisions.

“Consequently, the Division wishes to commiserate with the Ojo Police Division and members of the family of the victim.”






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