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Officer to face disciplinary action for Ladipo market shooting




The Lagos State Police Command has stated that a police officer who was seen in the viral video shooting sporadically into the air at the Ladipo Market area of the state will face disciplinary action.

This was disclosed in a statement on X by the command’s spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin, on Wednesday.

In a now-viral video on social media, a police officer was among Lagos residents jubilating on a street following the reopening of Ladipo Market.

Inspector Istifanus Kwanchi, the policeman in the video, serving with the Mobile Police (MOPOL), was reported to have been brought in for appropriate disciplinary actions.

Chronicle NG reports that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu ordered the reopening of the Mushin local government market, which had been closed for days due to environmental and safety concerns.

Residents were ecstatic over the market’s reopening, and a policeman later identified as Inspector Istifanus Kwanchi was spotted firing rounds into the air amid the civilians.

Reacting to the video, Hundeyin said, “The police officer in this video, Inspector Istifanus Kwanchi, serving with the Mobile Police (MOPOL), has been brought in for appropriate disciplinary actions.”

The Lagos Police Public Relations Officer said such actions would not be condoned among the officers, describing them as “unprofessional and unethical.”

He also noted that the force “condemns in its entirety all forms of unprofessional and unethical behavior on the part of its officers and men and will definitely bring to book anyone found culpable.”

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