- No fewer than six police officers have been dismissed in Kwara state
- The officers were dismissed for committing punishable acts
- Kayode Egbetokun, the state commissioner of police in the state, disclosed that between May and October, 15 armed robbery cases were tackled
Six officers have been dismissed by the Kwara state police command for various forms of misconduct.
Channels TV reports that the officers were dismissed at different times within the period of four months while many others were served various forms of punishment.
Legit.ng gathered that the state commissioner of police in the state, Kayode Egbetokun, announced this on Thursday, October 22, while meeting with the leadership of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), Tricycle Owners Association of Nigeria (TOAN), hotel owners association, Okada riders association and human rights activists in the state.
The police boss said 15 armed robbery cases were tackled between May and October with the arrest of 27 suspects and recovery of 15 AK-47 rifles.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Lagos police command on Friday, October 23, disclosed that 17 police stations were burnt in the state.
It was reported that the police spokesperson in the state, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, revealed the information in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
He said some of the affected police stations include that of Idimu, Igando, Layeni, Denton, Ilenbe Hausa, Ajah, Amukoko, Ilasa, Cele Outpost, disbanded SARS office under Ajegunle, Ebute-Ero, Mushin, Ojo, Ikotun and Ojodu.
Adejobi warned that the burning of several police stations across the state would lead to retrogression and a waste of money that could have been deployed to other projects.
In another report, the governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, released the list of the ongoing prosecution of errant police officers in the state as part of his commitment to meeting the demands of the #EndSARS protesters.
The police officers are being prosecuted for various offences related to the violation of human rights.
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