The Lagos State Police Command has said it would sanction its officer, Inspector Istifanus Kwanchi, who was seen in a viral video shooting indiscriminately into the air at Ladipo Market area, in the state.
The State Police Command spokesman, Benjamin Hundeyin, made the disclosure in a statement on Wednesday, in Lagos.
Recall that, on Tuesday, a video of a Police Officer emerged on social media where he was among Lagos residents jubilating on a street following the reopening of Ladipo Market.
The State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, had ordered the reopening of the market located in the Mushin Local Government Area of the state after it was shut for days over environmental and safety conditions.
As residents were jubilating over the reopening of the market, Kwanchi was seen firing shots in the air among the joyous crowd
According to the statement, “The Lagos State Police Command has identified the person in a viral video shown shooting an AK47 rifle in Ladipo Market as Inspector Istifanus Kwanchi, serving in a Lagos squadron of the Mobile Police (MOPOL).
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 behavior.
Meanwhile, members of the public are hereby assured that the Command will not tolerate any form of deviant behavior from its officers and men, while those found culpable will be dealt with in accordance with laid down rules.