Over Extortion: Ogun police to punish 3 officers - The People's Voice


Sunday, October 22, 2023

Over Extortion: Ogun police to punish 3 officers

By Mercy James, Abeokuta

The police command in Ogun said that three officers, Insp. Ikhanorba Lucky, Insp. Paul Sunday and Insp. Edwin Ekeogu , who were involved in professional misconduct while on visibility policing duty at Maawu Bus stop in Agbado area of the state would be punished.

SP Omolola Odutola, the State Police Public Relations Officer, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Sunday.

Odutola explained that the officers were caught on camera flagrantly extorting money from commercial motorcyclists in contravention of the Police Act and Regulations.

She said that the inappropriate actions of the three policemen were subsequently shared on social media.

The PPRO noted that the Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alamutu strongly condemned the unprofessional act of the men.

” To address this misconduct, the Command has activated appropriate disciplinary measures against the erring personnel .

” This is to ensure that they are held accountable for their misconduct and to serve as a deterrent to others who might be tempted to toe this ignoble path.

” The CP has for the umpteenth time emphasised police high hierarchy commitment to upholding professional standards within the force to sustain quality service delivery to the citizens and sustain public trust and confidence in Nigeria Police Force,” she said.

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