Some Nigerian Soldiers attached to the 81 Division have reportedly beaten a police officer to death in the Ojo area of Lagos State.
Major Olaniyi Osoba, the Acting Deputy Director 81 Division Public Relations, confirmed the issue today (Friday), 5th of August, 2022.
While confirming the issue, it was also gathered that the Division has constituted a Board of Inquiry to begin probe immediately.
He said “The attention of the 81 Division 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,” Major Osoba said in a statement.
“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.”
“At the end of the investigation, anyone found culpable will be made to face the full wrath of the disciplinary provisions,” he added.
“Consequently, the Division wishes to commiserate with the Ojo Police Division and members of the family of the victim.”
Benjamin Hudeyin, the The Lagos State Police Command spokesman, also confirmed the incidents and he said they’re working with the soldiers to resolve the issue.
“We are working with the Nigerian army authorities to resolve this issue; and get back our officer, arms, and ammunition still them,” he tweeted Friday. “RIP to our fallen hero. You absolutely did not have to die.” He said
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