NPF dismiss inspector, demote others over crime


The Nigeria Police Force has dismissed a police inspector and demoted three erring officers while sanctioning others over crimes and irregularities.

NPF Headquarters made the development known in a statement posted on the NPF X handle Friday night.

The statement indicated that in a decisive move to uphold the highest standards of professionalism and integrity within the police, the Inspector General of Police, Olukayode Egbetokun, has emphasised his administration’s zero-tolerance policy towards indiscipline.

The IG stressed that the mandate of the police was to serve and protect with honour and integrity, and as such, all breaches of the core values of the NPF would be met with decisive action to maintain public trust and ensure justice.

It explained that many of the erring officers have been sanctioned, while some cases are still at the orderly room trial level and will soon be concluded.

According to the statement, the inspector Adabo Mohammed was dismissed for the offences of criminal conspiracy, armed robbery/kidnapping, and corrupt practice.

It added that the dismissed officer, along with five others were members of an armed robbery gang responsible for the robbery of the sum of N29.8m from a victim in Gwagwalada, FCT as well as the kidnap of one Ikechukwu Emmanuel Okafor in Tunga Manje and the collection of ransom sum of N4.4m.

The statement further noted that similarly, the trio of Inspectors Osagie Efford, Semiu Agbekin and Francis Ahuen, attached to the Special Tactical Squad, had been demoted to their previous rank of Sergeant for the extortion of some motorists in Abuja.

Source: Alpha News

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