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Police nab officers in alleged extortion in Kogi

...as IGP commences investigations into viral video

KOGI State Police Command has commenced investigations into a trending video where Police personnel attached to Adogo Division, while on patrol duty along Adogo-Okene road, reportedly extorted the sum of Twenty-Five Thousand Naira (N25,000) from a traveller while another was physically assaulted by one of the men in uniform.

A statement by Kogi State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP William Ovye Aya, said the Commissioner of Police, Kogi State Police Command, CP Idrisu Dauda Dabban, while condemning the incident, noted that the Police officers have been identified and detained at the State Criminal Investigations Department. The officers are: ASP Isah Barnabas, Inspector Ifediegwu Godwin, Sgt Emmanuel Ochima and CPL Umameh Mathias who physically assaulted one of the travellers. The Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) has been issued an official query while the three (3) other junior officers are currently undergoing orderly room trial (Police internal disciplinary actions).

 

The CP further noted that the Command is doing its best to establish contact with the victims. He enjoined them to reach out to the Command as soon as possible.

 

He assured that any of the officers found wanting in the investigations would be dealt with accordingly.

 

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