Crime & Law
Nigerian Army launches investigation as soldiers beat police officer to death in Lagos
The Nigerian Army says it has instituted a Board of Inquiry to unravel the circumstances that led to beating to death of a police officer by some soldiers in Lagos.
A statement issued by Acting Deputy Director 81 Division Public Relations, Major Olaniyi Osoba and obtained by PlatinumPost on Friday, expressed regret over the incident.
It reads: “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.”