• Wed. Jun 12th, 2024

Nigeria Police Force Addresses Officers’ Arrest For Extortion In Abuja

In response to a recent case of extortion by officers from the Special Tactical Squad in Abuja, the Nigeria Police Force has taken swift action, arresting the involved officers and their accomplices. The officers allegedly extorted Thirty Million, Three Hundred Thousand Naira (N30,300,000) from a member of the public. This incident was reported through the X Platform, prompting a thorough investigation.

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, Ph.D., NPM, has ordered the commencement of disciplinary proceedings as part of the force’s commitment to upholding integrity and accountability. The disciplinary measures emphasize the zero-tolerance stance of the Nigeria Police Force towards misconduct or corruption within its ranks.

The arrested officers, who initially evaded authorities at the onset of the investigation, are now in custody. IGP Egbetokun stressed the imperative need for those found guilty to face the full consequences of their actions, highlighting that such behavior not only tarnishes the reputation of the force but also undermines collective efforts to maintain law and order in the country.

The Nigeria Police Force remains resolute in its dedication to upholding the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, and accountability. As custodians of public safety and the rule of law, the force is deeply committed to ensuring officers strictly adhere to ethical conduct and demonstrate unwavering integrity in the discharge of their duties.

ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, mnipr, mipra, fCAI, the Force Public Relations Officer, emphasized that transparency and accountability are paramount in maintaining public trust. The force will continue to take decisive action against any misconduct within its ranks.

The Nigeria Police Force reassures the public of its commitment to justice and the relentless pursuit of maintaining a professional and trustworthy law enforcement agency.

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