Police Sack 2 Officers Demanding Money From Dutch Tourist in Viral Video

Police Sack 2 Officers Demanding Money From Dutch Tourist in Viral Video

  • The Nigeria Police Force has dismissed two officers caught in a viral video asking a Dutch tourist to give them money
  • Hamzat Adebola, the Oyo state police commissioner, announced their dismissal at an event on Thursday
  • According to Adebola, the dismissal of Kareem Fatai and Jimoh Lukmon will serve as a lesson to other officers who have the same mindsets

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Ibadan, Oyo - Two police constabularies caught in the viral video asking a Dutch tourist for money at the Odobgbolu axis of the Iseyin area in Oyo-Ogbomosho road in Oyo state have been dismissed by the Nigeria Police Force.

The officers, identified as Kareem Fatai and Jimoh Lukmon, were caught in the viral video dated October 29, 2023, demanding money from one Noraly Schoenmaker, a tourist from the Netherlands, Channels Television reported.

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2 police officer dismissed for asking for money from tourist Photo Credit: Nigeria Police Force
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Why police dismissed two officers from Oyo

On Thursday, the commissioner of police in Oyo state, Hamzat Adebola, announced the dismissal of the officers after removing them from their positions.

The police chief stated that the culprits defied several orders and directives of the force against professional misconduct, uncivilised attitudes towards members of the public, extortion, and corruption.

His statement reads in part:

“Consequential on the above, the command re-affirms its commitments towards fighting corruption and all cases of professional misconduct at all levels by causing a deliberate increase in the layers this yuletide season and beyond."

Oyo police boss dismisses two constables

The police boss announced that the duo are no longer part of the force, adding that the action would serve as a deterrent to others with similar dispositions.

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The officers went viral in late October after stopping the tourist who said she was on her way to Abuja to explore Nigeria. She, however, showed another video where other police officers treated her politely.

"No MTN hacker arrested for clearing subscribers' debt": Analysis reveals

Legit.ng had earlier reported that the rumoured arrest of the alleged hacker responsible for clearing the debt of subscribers on the MTN website was false.

A Facebook user, Update King, had shared a picture of 23-year-old Jeffery Okafor, who was arrested and tried in London for a murder case, as an IT student who hacked the MTN website.

Update King's post was not backed up with any credible report, while MTN acknowledged the situation and attributed it to an unexpected glitch.

Source: Legit.ng

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