4 inspectors of Police arrested for alleged extortion in Lagos

4 inspectors of Police arrested for alleged extortion in Lagos

The Nigeria police force in a bid to clear the force of bad egg, The Police Command in Lagos State says it has arrested four police officers who allegedly harassed and extorted N70,000 from a 16-year-old student on Wednesday at NGAB Junction, Isheri Area of Lagos State.

The spokesperson of the Lagos state police command CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi stated this in a statement he released on Friday.

 “The pictures of the policemen caught in the acts of unprofessionalism and extortion, have gone viral on the social media.

“This attracted the Complaint Response Unit of the Nigeria Police Force, Force Headquarters Abuja, and decided to track the policemen for necessary police action.

“After due interrogation, the policemen confessed to the crime and refunded the money to the student on bond, which forms the key credible evidence in the case,” he said.

The commissioner of police Odumosu, said through his spokesperson CSP Olumuyiwa that the act of the inspectors were counterproductive to the ongoing reform agenda of the inspector General of Police (IGP)

 “I have ordered the orderly room trial of the inspectors with immediate effect so as to serve as deterrents to other criminally-minded police personnel in the command and beyond,” he said.

The commissioner further reiterated the command continuous fight against criminally minded officers and men under his command, that the command are ready to flush them out of the force.

He also used the occasion to assured the general public that the command is ready now than ever before to give people oriented and community based policing in Lagos state

He urge the general public to go about their lawful duties as his command is ready to provide protection for them.  

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