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Davido Police detain Lagos officers who escorted singer for reckless shooting

The police have detained two of Davido's police escorts for reckless shooting in Lagos.

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Davido has been having a ball at his US 30 Billion world tour


The Nigeria Police Force has detained two of its officers who escorted pop star Davido, for reckless shooting in Lagos.

Recall Davido and his crew shared a video on Snapchat of their Police escorts shooting while their cars were moving on the streets of Lagos.

The Head of Public Complaints Rapid Response Unit (PCRRU), ACP Abayomi Shogunle, told the press that following complaints by members of the public, the case was immediately registered by the unit as reported by Vanguard.

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Davido on the set of Tilla Man's 'Oni Reason' video

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On August 1, 2017, PCRRU was notified about a video in circulation on social media in which some men alleged to be policemen were seen shooting in the air on the street in a moving vehicle,” Shogunle said.

He said the Commissioner of Police in charge of Police Mobile Force at the Force Headquarters, had identified the men following the directive of the Inspector-General of Police. Shogunle revealed that the incident happened on July 31, 2017, at 5 p.m. along the Murtala Mohammed International Airport road in Lagos.

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An Assistant Commissioner of Police and the Head of Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit (PCRRU), Abayomi Shogunle

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He explained that ''the two policemen were attached to the 20 Police Mobile Force Squadron, and were attached to a private security company, Infinity Security Company.''

Shogunle said Davido engaged them to provide escort for him to his house while returning from abroad.

Along the way as seen in the video which has been confirmed by investigation, the two policemen involved started shooting into the air for no just cause. They have been identified and they have been in detention since then because the investigation was conducted and after that, they have been tried in orderly room and punishment has been recommended.

"We are only waiting for the appropriate police authority to review the punishment then we will make the full details known to the public. One thing is clear that the conduct of those policemen as seen in that video is unacceptable, that is not part of what our officers should be engaged in. They are no longer involved in any duty where they will carry any weapon. They will be in detention until the process is over before they will be released.

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"The investigation has shown that they have no justifiable reason to have expended or fire their weapons into the air,” he said.

Meanwhile, Shogunle has assured members of the public that officers dismissed for corruption would also be prosecuted in court in line with the Inspector-General of Police’s directive.

Pulse has reached out to Davido's representative who is yet to make an official statement on the matter. Meanwhile on August 7, 2017, Davido denied making an anti-Igbo statement on Twitter. The OBO singer is currently on a world tour.

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Davido isn't here for fake news



Despite his busy schedule, Davido recently dropped his latest single 'Pere' featuring Young Thug and Rae Sremmurd.

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Davido - Pere (Official Video) ft. Rae Sremmurd, Young Thug



Davido has been teasing his latest single for months. The song debuted at number one on the Pulse Music Video chart.

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