The Police Command has said that the policeman who was involved in the shooting of Opeyemi Bamidele and one other person at the Ekiti APC secretariat on Fridaywas in the state on “illegal duty.”
The policeman was reportedly deployed for bank guard duties in Ikeja, Lagos State, but he made his way to Ekiti State, the Command said.
In its situation report released today, Saturday by its Public Relations Officer, DSP Caleb Chukwuemeka, the Command said that findings revealed that what happened was a case of accidental discharge on the part of the mobile police officer.
”On Friday, 1st June, 2018, at about 17:00 hours, the policeman accidentally shot Opeyemi Bamidele and one other, but he has been arrested.
”He is attached to 20 PMF, Ikeja, Lagos State, where he was posted on bank guard duties somewhere in Ikeja. The policeman came on illegal duty to Ekiti State.
”A politician, who conspired and removed the said policeman from where he was posted by his Squadron Commander and came to Ado-Ekiti with him for an unofficial reason has also been arrested.
”The victims of his accidental discharge are currently responding to treatment at the hospital, while the injured policeman is also responding to treatment in protective custody,’’ he said.