The Plateau State Police Command on Monday, disclosed that it will begin the trial of an officer, Solomon Damak who allegedly shot a young man during a political argument.
Damak has been detained since the unfortunate incident on Sunday and the command said it would hold an orderly room trial for him on Monday.
It was gathered that Damak is being detained at a police facility in Jos, the state capital, for shooting Nyommena Badapba, a resident of the Tudun Wada community.
It was said during argument on the candidate that would emerge winner in the March 11 governoship election in the state, The trigger-happy cop shot Badapba in his shoulder on Sunday.
On how the incident happened, it was said during argument on the candidate that would emerge winner in the March 11 governoship election in the state, the cop had critized the governorship candidate off All Progressive Congress, Dr Nentawe Yilwatda while Badapba was drumming support for the man.
In the course of the argument, it was said that the policeman, Damak reportedly shot Badapba on the shoulder.
The victim, however, was said to be receiving a medical attention to take care of the injuries sustain from the gun shot.
Confirming, the Police Public Relations Officer, Alabo Alfred, in a statement on Monday, affirmed that the action of the police officer was unprofessional.
According to the statement, “The Plateau State Police Command condemns in strong terms the shooting of an unsuspecting civilian, Mr Nyommena Salah Badapba ‘m’ of Tudun Wada, Jos by an obdurate personnel of the Command, Inspr Solomon Damak.
“The circumstance that led to the infliction of the gun injury by the recalcitrant officer does not fit into his professional calling but was done out of vindictiveness which contradicts the attributes of a Nigerian Police officer.
“In order to ensure that the officer does not evade justice, the officer had been arrested. His firearm was recovered and he has since been detained for disciplinary action.
“The Plateau Commissioner of Police, CP Bartholomew N. Onyeka, has directed the Divisional Police officer, ‘A’ Division and other officers to visit the victim at the hospital to know his condition and make arrangements for payment of his medical bills.”
“The Command assures members of the public that the Commissioner of Police is a responsible cop who does his job with the fear of God and therefore, will not tolerate any form of misconduct by any officer of his Command irrespective of rank.
“As part of wholesome practice in the Force, the erring officer has been defaulted and his orderly room trial will commence March 6, 2023,” the statement added.