SECURITY

BREAKING; CP Orders Dismissal Of Three Police Officers Over Extortion Of (N153,000)

The Ogun State Commissioner of Police has ordered dismissal of three (3) Police officers found guilty of extorting the sum of N153,000 from an undergraduate student of Lagos State University (LASU), identified as Sheriff Adedigba.

The Ogun State Command Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi disclose this in a Press Statement released on Tuesday afternoon.

The identities of the Officers who forcefully collected the said amount from Sheriff while he was travelling to Lagos from Abeokuta, are as follows; Inspector Sunday John; Sgt Jimoh Asimiya and Sgt Solomon Adedapo.

It was learnt that the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, in a statement by the Command spokesman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, was reported to have ordered the immediate arrest and detention of the corrupt cops having got noticed of the matter from various social media platforms.

However, They were thoroughly investigated, and of which they confessed to the crime, and also admitted that they’re guilty after the three officers were subsequently subjected for disciplinary orderly room trial on 3 counts charge of [i]corrupt practices, [ii]discreditable conduct and [iii]disobedience to lawful order. The commissioner of police, having found them guilty of the offence, dismissed the trio from police force to serve as deterrent to other serving members of Nigeria Police Force.

Meanwhile; the said amount was returned to its rightful owner. The victim, Sherrif, having gotten his money, praised and commend the Commissioner of Police and his management team for their prompt response and actions on the case.

The Commissioner of Police gives a strong warning to men of the Nigeria Police Force who were still in the acts of extortion and other illegal activities, to desist from such act, as such acts would not go unpunished. He then, appealed to members of the public to always endeavour to report to him directly, any act of gross misconduct from any officer of the command, or through any of the principal officers of the command, adding that such reports will be given utmost urgency.

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