Nigerian police inspector dismissed, charged for murder

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A police officer, dismissed for allegedly killing a motorcyclist, has been charged for murder.

Anthony Nwadike was dismissed from the Nigerian Police for allegedly killing one Sunday Joseph, a commercial motorcyclist, along Odigbo-Omifon Road, Ore, Ondo State.

Mr. Nwadike, an inspector, was arraigned on Thursday before a Chief Magistrate Court in the state.

The case was adjourned to October 12, and the suspect remanded in prison custody.

Mr. Nwadike was said to have shot and killed the commercial motorcyclist (okada rider) on September 4.

He was tried in the Orderly-room, found guilty and subsequently dismissed from the police, Abayomi Shogunle, an Assistant Commissioner of Police in-charge of the Police Complaint Response Unit (CRU), said in a statement released on Thursday evening.

Mr. Shogunle said the police in Ondo was holding talks with the family of the late okada riders to resolve how to cater for the well-being of his dependent relatives.

“Any police officer involved in any act that is not justifiable under the laws of the land would be held accountable without delay as the Nigeria Police Force under the leadership of IGP Ibrahim Idris is being guided by international core values of democratic policing, integrity and respect for the rule of law,” Mr. Shogunle said.

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