LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- The Plateau State Police Command has arrested five officers after a stray bullet hit a 17-year-old boy during an Okada ban enforcement in Jos, the State capital.
News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports that Alfred Alabo, the State Police spokesperson, announced the arrest in a statement on 3 April.
Recall that voiceofnaija.ng earlier reported that a teenager had been allegedly killed by a Police officer in Jos as police operatives attempted to damage some commercial motorcycles to enforce a ban on “Okada”.
The death of the teenager resulted into protests from aggrieved youths who demanded the arrest and punishment of the policeman.
A reinforcement of security personnel brought normalcy to the area and relief to traders and shop owners.
Following the development, the Plateau State Commissioner of Police, Bartholomew Onyeka, in a press release, condemned the killing of the 17 year old.
CP Onyeka described the incident as a paradox, describing the role of firearms as tools to save citizens and not kill them.
In order to ensure that the offender does not evade justice, the police commissioner ordered the arrest of the five officers who made up the patrol team in order to facilitate investigation at the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation Department, Jos.
He assured the family and friends of the deceased and Plateau residents that the incidents would be thoroughly investigated and those found guilty will face justice.