Just In: Police Unveil Name Of Man Who Fired AK-47 Shots At Ladipo Market Reopening


The Lagos State Police Command on Wednesday said it has identified the man filmed firing shots to celebrate the reopening of the Ladipo market, Lagos State.

A viral video posted on X (formerly Twitter) showed a man discharging rounds into the air while onlookers cheered him on.

The spokesperson for the Nigeria Police Force, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, initially confirmed the launch of an investigation to determine the man’s identity.

In a subsequent update on Wednesday via his X handle, Adejobi disclosed that the man had been identified, and the Lagos command would address the situation.

Few hours ago, the Spokesman for Lagos Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin tweeted, “The police officer in this video, Inspector Istifanus Kwanchi, serving with the Mobile Police, has been brought in for appropriate disciplinary actions”.

“#LagosPoliceNG condemns in its entirety all forms of unprofessional and unethical behavior on the part of its officers and men, and will bring to book anyone found culpable”, said Hundeyin.

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