Thursday, April 18, 2024

Police Arrest Officers Who Extorted N30m From Civilian

The Nigeria Police has arrested the officers attached to the Special Tactical Squad in Abuja and their accomplices responsible for the extortion of a member of the public of the sum of N30,300,000.

In a statement, Friday by the Force Spokesman, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the arrest of the officers followed the recent notice brought to the attention of the Force via the X (Twitter) Platform.

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“Following the recent act of extortion by some officers of the Nigeria Police attached to the Special Tactical Squad in Abuja who extorted a member of the public of the sum of Thirty Million, Three Hundred Thousand Naira (N30,300,000), which was brought to the notice of the Force via the X Platform, the Nigeria Police wishes to reveal and announce that significant progress has been made in apprehending the officers and their accomplices responsible for this unprofessional conduct as the squad who initially escaped upon commencement of investigations have been arrested and are currently in custody,” the statement reads.

According to the Force PPRO, the Inspector General of Police, Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun as part of his commitment to upholding the highest standards of integrity and accountability within the Nigeria Police Force ordered the commencement of disciplinary proceedings to ensure that justice is served swiftly and decisively.

“These disciplinary measures underscore the zero-tolerance stance of the Nigeria Police Force towards any form of misconduct or corruption among its ranks.

“The IGP also emphasized the imperativeness that those found to have violated the trust placed in them by the public face the full consequences of their actions, as such behavior not only tarnishes the reputation of the Force but also undermines the collective efforts to maintain law and order in our country.

“The Nigeria Police Force remains resolute in its quest to uphold the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, and accountability. As guardians of public safety and the rule of law, we are deeply committed to ensuring that all officers adhere strictly to ethical conduct and demonstrate staunch integrity in the discharge of their duties.

“The NPF recognizes that transparency and accountability are paramount in maintaining public trust and will continue to take decisive action against any misconduct within our ranks.”

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