Three policemen connected to Ijanikin Division in Lagos State have been dismissed from the Pressure for robbing a Togo-based Nigerian of 350,000 CFA (about N221,508).
The Non Commissioned Officers (NCOs), particularly: Sgt. Gbemunu Afolabi, Sgt. Afolabi Oluwaseun and Cpl. Adigun Omotayo, have been dismissed over corruption fees.
The Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) had reported on Wednesday that 4 policemen have been arrested for allegedly robbing one Theodore Ifunnaya of 350,000 CFA (about N221,508).
The dismissed personnel accosted the sufferer, a Nigerian primarily based in Togo, who got here to rejoice Christmas in Nigeria, and subjected him to tortuous search and interrogation.
When the dismissed officers found the sum of cash on him, they collected the cash, exchanged to Naira and gave N2000 to the sufferer to go house.
The policemen additionally threatened to arrest him for alleged theft if he speaks out.
Lagos State Police Command Spokesman, CSP Chike Oti, confirmed the dismissal on Sunday, stressing that the fourth policeman, an Inspector, was really useful to the AIG Zone 2 for dismissal.
“The authorities of the Lagos State Police Command needs to tell members of the general public that the Command’s Provost Part, attempting 4 policemen connected to Ijanikin Division for discreditable conduct and corrupt follow, has discovered them responsible on all counts and accordingly really useful them for dismissal from the Pressure.
“Primarily based on the advice of the adjudicating officer, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Imohimi Edgal, authorized the dismissal.
“In the meantime, the advice for the dismissal of Insp. Amiete has been forwarded to the Assistant Inspector- Basic of Police, Zone 2 for approval,” Oti mentioned.
Oti mentioned that the policemen had carried out themselves in a way unbecoming of their standing within the Pressure.
He mentioned the CP has redeployed the Divisional Police Officer accountable for Ijanikin Division, CSP Eugene Ubine, for missing in supervision of his males.
“He, subsequently, warns Space Commanders, Divisional Police Officers and Heads of departments to strictly monitor the actions of their males for higher service supply.
“He added that the punishment meted out to the undisciplined policemen is meant to function a deterrent to others.”
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