The Ogun State Police Command has dismissed 3 Police officers responsible for extorting the sum of N153,000 from a student of Lagos State University (LASU), Sheriff Adedigba.
The Police Public Relations Officer of Ogun State Police Command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi made the disclosure in a Press Statement on Tuesday afternoon.
The Policemen namely; Inspector Sunday John; Sgt Jimoh Asimiya and Sgt Solomon Adedapo who forcefully collected the said amount from Sheriff while he was travelling to Lagos from Abeokuta.
It was learnt that the State Commissioner of Police in Ogun State, Edward Ajogun, in a statement by the Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, was reported to have ordered the immediate arrest and detention of the crook cops having got wind of the matter from various social media platforms.
The Policemen were eventually arrested, identified, and detained on the Commissioner’s order. They were also thoroughly investigated, of which they confessed to the crime.
It was learnt that the 3 officers were subsequently attached for departmental orderly room trail on 3 counts charge of corrupt practices, discreditable conduct and disobedience to lawful order.
The Command, having found them guilty of the offence, dismissed the trio from service to serve as a deterrent to other serving Police officers in the Command.
Meanwhile, the said amount was returned to its rightful owner. The victim, Sherrif, having gotten his money, praised the Commissioner of Police and his team for their prompt response.
The CP issued a strong warning to Police officers who were still in the business of extortion and other illegal activities. He said such acts would not go unpunished.
He therefore, appealed to members of the public to always endeavour to report any act of gross misconduct from any officer of the command to him personally, or through any of the principal officers of the command, adding that such matters will be treated with utmost urgency.