- Three police officers in Ogun have been dismissed for unlawful and corrupt conduct
- The operatives were sacked from the command for forcefully taking the sum of N153,000 from a traveller
- According to the commissioner of police in the state, Edward Awolowo Ajogun, the extorted sum has been returned to the owner
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The police command in Ogun has taken a stern and very punitive measure to curb corruption among its officers.
On the Twitter page of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF), the police commissioner in the state, Edward Awolowo Ajogun, noted that three officers, Inspector Sunday John, Sergeant Jimoh Asimiya, and Sergeant Solomon Adedapo, have been dismissed.
CP Ajogun revealed that the officers were said to have extorted the sum of N153,000 from one Sheriff Adedigba.
The commissioner noted that the sacked officers forcefully collected the sum from Adedigba on his way from Abeokuta to Lagos.
Ajogun added that the money has been and returned to the victim who was full of gratitude and praise to the command.
"The three policemen namely Inspector Sunday John, Sgt Jimoh Asimiya, and Sgt Solomon Adedapo were alleged to have forcefully extorted the said amount from the victim while he was traveling from Abeokuta to Lagos.
"Having heard about the incident on social media, the commissioner of police cp 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."
Meanwhile, the Kebbi police command had confirmed the killing of nine of its personnel including a Divisional Police Officer (DPO) by armed bandits in Sakaba local government of the state.
Nafi’u Abubakar, the Kebbi state police command spokesman, said the officers were killed during a gun duel with the terrorists on Sunday, April 25. Two local vigilantes and an unknown number of residents also lost their lives during the attack.
The bandits attacked five villages namely Dankolo, Sakaba, Makuku, Dokar Kambari, and Kurmin Hodo.