Police Dismiss Three Officers For Murder In Borno

Three policemen who beat a young man to death in Gwoza, Borno State have been dismissed by police authorities.

They are also to be prosecuted for the murder of the 30 year old Solomon Adamu who is the son of a pastor at the Mobile Police Training Camp, Gwoza.

Late Adamu was said to have hit a dog which frequently barked at him thus incurring the anger of the policemen.

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It is not known if the dog which later died belonged to any of the policemen, but they reportedly beat Adamu who also died later from injured sustained from the bashing he received.

Addressing newsmen in Maiduguri, the state capital, on the matter on Tuesday, the Borno state police commissioner, Lawal Tanko, said the three officer would still be prosecuted in spite of the deceased man’s family’s unwillingness to pursue the case in court.

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Tanko said the it was important for the police to prosecute the officers as the offense of murder was a criminal offense and also to protect the image of the Force.

Apart from this, he said, the dismissal and prosecution of the  three officers would serve as deterrent to others police offices from breaking the law with impunity

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The three officer, it was gathered have already been charged to court.

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