Ogun CP orders arrest of three police officers over extortion - NIGERIAN NEWSORBIT


Sunday, April 25, 2021

Ogun CP orders arrest of three police officers over extortion

Olumide Akanji

Ogun State Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun has ordered the immediate arrest of three mobile policemen who were alleged to have extorted the sum of N153,000 from one Sheriff Adedigba, a student of Lagos State University (LASU). 

The three policemen are Inspector Sunday John, Sgt. Jimoh Asimiya and Sgt. Solomon Adedapo. They were alleged to have forcefully extorted the said amount of money from the complainant while he was traveling from Abeokuta to Lagos. 

AƧcording to statement from the Spokesman of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, on Sunday having heard about the incident on social media, the Commissioner of Police was said to have directed the DPO, Owode Egba division whose jurisdiction the incident happened to fish out the erring officers with immediate effect. 

The three officers were said to have been quickly identified and apprehended with the money recovered from them and returned to the victim, while the officers are currently undergoing departmental orderly room trial where appropriate punishment will be awarded to them. 

The CP has therefore, appealed to members of the public not to hesitate to report any officer of the command found doing anything that is not consistent with the law of land. Ajogun also warned officers and men of the command to desist from any act capable of tarnishing the image of the force as such will not be condoned. 

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