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Bamidele: Confusion as Ekiti CP says Mopol is dismissed

There was confusion on Monday about the news of the dismissal of the policeman that released the shots that injured a former member of the House of Representatives , Opeyemi Bamidele .
Bamidele and five others were shot at a reception rally organised for the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate , Dr . Kayode Fayemi, at the APC secretariat on Friday .

Bamidele was flown to Lagos on Sunday in an air ambulance after doctors extracted two bullets from his abdomen and leg .

The Commissioner of Police in Ekiti , Bello Ahmed , while speaking on a telephone interview on Channels TV monitored in Ado Ekiti on Monday , stated that the policeman had been dismissed .

The policeman attached to 20 PMF had followed a politician to the rally .
“ The policeman involved is dismissed already and even though he’ s nursing some injury ; and at the appropriate time , he will face the law , of course . Nigerians will be briefed on the outcome of our actions , ” the CP said on air .

But seeking further clarification on the matter , the Police Publication Relations Officer in Ekiti , ASP Caleb Ikechukwu , told our correspondent that no dismissal order had been made on the mobile policeman .

“ The policeman is still under orderly room trial and has not been dismissed .
“ We have a laid down procedure, it is only on completion of the investigation that the policeman could be dismissed if found culpable . But as it is now , the case is still under investigation . The law must take its due course . ”

Ahmed also explained that the unnamed politician that brought the erring cop was also in detention and that at the appropriate time , he would be charged to court .

On measures in place for the coming election in the state , the Ekiti CP said , “We have robust arrangement to regulate and observe these political activities as they are unwinding in Ekiti State . ”

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