Ogun State Police command has dismissed the three policemen, who were involved in the forceful extortion of N153,000 from one Sheriff Adedigba, a student of Lagos State University.
The three policemen, according to a statement issued by the command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, included; Inspector Sunday John, Sgt Jimoh Asimiya and Sgt Solomon Adedapo.
They were alleged to have forcefully extorted the said amount from the victim while he was traveling from Abeokuta to Lagos.
Oyeyemi said, “having heard about the incident on social media, the State Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun ordered the immediate arrest and detention of the officers involved in the dastardly act”.
“The three policemen were quickly identified and apprehended”.
“The money was recovered from them and returned to the victim”.
“They were subsequently arranged for departmental orderly room trial on three count charge of corrupt practices, discreditable conduct and disobedience to lawful order”.
“They were found guilty of all the charges, and subsequently dismissed from the force to serve as deterrent to others in their shoes”, Oyeyemi added.
“The victim, who was also present to give evidence was full of praise for the Commissioner of Police and the management team, for their prompt response to the incident, which he said rekindled his hope in the Nigeria police force”.
Meanwhile, Ajogun has appealed to members of the public to always endeavor to report any act of misconduct from any officer of the command to him personally, or through any of the principal officers of the command, saying that such will be treated with utmost urgency.
He also warned officers of the command to desist from any act capable of tarnishing the image of the command, adding that such will not be condoned.