By Jibril Almustapha
The Nigeria Police Force has on Thursday fired three of its officers attached to a reputable Hausa musician, Dauda Adamu Kahutu, popularly known as Rarara.
CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the Force Public Relations Officer, made the development known in a statement shared through his personal Twitter handle.
Mr. Adejobi, explained that the officers were dismissed on grounds of misuse of firearms.
The statement reads, “Three Policemen dismissed for disciplinary offences. Subsequent to complaints and findings on video evidence widely circulated on Friday 7th April, 2023, on social media of high-handedness, unprofessional conduct, and misuse of firearms against some policemen from Special Protection Unit (SPU) Base 1, Kano, and a follow-up orderly room trial of the affected policemen by the Force Provost Marshal, three officers from the SPU Base 1 Kano have been dismissed for the offences of discreditable conduct to wit misuse of firearms, abuse of power, gross indiscipline, and wastage of live ammunition.
“ The trio, Inspr. Dahiru Shuaibu, Sgt. Abdullahi Badamasi, and Sgt. Isah Danladi, were attached to a musician in Kano on escort duties. In the course of their duty on Friday 7th April, 2023 at Kahutu Village, Katsina State, the officers repeatedly fired shots from their official firearms into the air despite police policy against firing in the air, standard operating procedure and relevant Force Orders; and disregarding the possible risk to the crowd at the location which included children. The act was not only criminal and unprofessional but also embarrassing to the Force and the nation at large.” the Force spokesperson added.
Reports had it that, the reckless gunshots into air occurred while the singer’s fans followed him to his parked lexury car praising the reknown APC singer.
The Kano-based All Progressives Congress (APC) principal singer hails from Katsina state and has became famous following the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2015 presidential election. He further got his name elevated during the just concluded 2023 presidential election which produced the President-Elect, Bola Ahmad Tinubu. Nigerians argued that the singer contributed immensely towards the victories of the APC since 2015.