Police arrest inspector for celebrating reopening of Ladipo Market with gunshots 


CITIZENS COMPASS —The Lagos State Police Command says it has arrested an Inspector captured  in a viral video  shooting an AK47 rifle during the reopening of the Ladipo Market in the State. 

Spokesperson of the Command, Benjamin Hundeyin identified the suspect as Inspector Istifanus Kwanchi, serving in a Lagos squadron of the Mobile Police (MOPOL).

Hundeyin om Wednesday, October 18, 2023, disclosed this on his X account former known as Twitter. 

Inspector Kwanchi was seen in viral videos celebrating the reopening of the Ladipo Market in Lagos State with AK-47 shots to which the Force Spokesman, Muyiwa Adejobi, ordered an immediate probe.

The spokesperson said that the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, CP Idowu Owohunwa, has ordered the immediate commencement of disciplinary proceedings against the officer for his unprofessional, unethical and dangerous behaviour.

The police assured members of the public that the Command will not tolerate any form of deviant behaviour from its officers and men, while those found culpable will be dealt with by laid down rules.

The police had on Tuesday vowed to probe the viral video, with the Force Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, saying “We will identify the man with AK47 and do the needful. Thanks.”

Confirming the arrest, 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. 

@LagosPoliceNG condemns in its entirety all forms of unprofessional and unethical behaviour on the part of its officers and men; and will definitely bring to book anyone found culpable.”


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