The Nigeria Police force mobile policeman who shot former House of Representatives member Hon. Opeyemi Bamidele and five other party faithful last Friday.
The culprit opened fire at the All Progressives Congress (APC) secretariat during the welcome rally held for the governorship flag bearer, Dr. Kayode Fayemi.
Bamidele and five other injured party members were hospitalised. But, the former federal lawmaker has been relocated to Lagos for post-surgery treatment.
The officer was battered by angry party members who smashed his head, inflicted injuries on him and dispossessed him of his service rifle.
Ekiti State Commissioner of Police Mr. Bello Ahmed, disclosed that the mobile policeman has been dismissed from service to pave the way for his trial in court as soon as he is discharged from the hospital.
Ahmed said the politician will also be arraigned in court as soon as the Police conclude their investigation into the shooting incident.
He said: “The policeman involved is dismissed already and even though he’s nursing some injury.
“At the appropriate time, he will face the law of course. Nigerians will be briefed on the outcome of our actions.” The Police boss assured that his men will be neutral in the July 14 election and won’t do anything that would make them look as if they were working for a certain political party.
“What I want from men is professionalism. We are going to be guided by the instrumentality of the law, because this election is going to be a different ball game”.
On the deployment of more anti-riot policemen to Ekiti since last week, Ahmed said: “You know what is on the ground will determine what will be done. If the satiation on ground dictates we behave otherwise, we will do provided it is within the confines of the law.
“We are going to regulate every inch of activity in the state. We will not sit down and tolerate any act of lawlessness, whoever is involved.
“The police, we are willing, competent to take action against any group or persons, either individual or groups as far this campaign is concerned.”
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