Police Arrest Rarara’s Security Escorts For Firing Shots In Air
By Mukhtar Tijjani
The Nigeria Police Force has confirmed the arrest of a police escort attached to a famous praise singer of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Dauda Adamu Kahutu Rarara, over unauthorised celebratory gunfire.
In a viral video, two of the policemen attached to him were seen shooting in the air indiscriminately while the singer was heading towards his parked SUV after distributing Ramadan packages in his Kahutu hometown in Katsina.
Reacting to the incident, the force spokesman, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a statement via his Twitter handle, said the policemen have been identified and would appear before a disciplinary panel at the force headquarters.
The statement read: “The NPF has condemned the unprofessionalism and act of indiscipline displayed by the policemen caught in the video that is trending where some policemen were seen firing shots to rob the ego and hype a musician in the Kano city recently.
“The police officers have been identified and arrested. They will be brought to the force headquarters for an interview and necessary disciplinary action. Such an act is unpoliced and cannot be condoned.
“So, we appreciate the concern of well-meaning Nigerians and groups who have forwarded the video to us for our attention and action. We will continue to adopt and embrace innovations and ideas that can propel productive turnarounds in the police.”
Speaking to News Point Nigeria via phone, Rarara said he is aware of the police recall for his security escorts and wish to plead on their behalf.
Adding that, “we are all humans, nobody is infallible but I want to make it clear to you that, those shots were not celebratory, they were meant to be warning shots for likely threat in the trip”.