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Robbery: 3 policemen dismissed, DPO redeployed



3 policemen dismissed, DPO redeployed over robbery
Lagos CP Edgal
Three policemen attached to the Ijaniki Division of the Lagos State Police Command have been tried and dismissed for robbery while an inspector has been recommended to the zonal Assistant Inspector-General of Police for disciplinary action. The policemen were tried in an orderly room set up by the state commissioner of police, Imohimi Edgal, for allegedly robbing a Nigerian based in Togo of 350,000 CFA.
The policemen did not only rob him, they also blackmailed him by taking his nude photograph and threatened to release it on the social media if he dared to report the robbery to the police or any person.
The image maker of the command, Mr. Chike Oti, in a statement, said: “The authorities of the Lagos State Police Command wish to inform members of the public that the command’s provost section, trying four policemen attached to Ijanikin Division for discreditable conduct and corrupt practice, has found them guilty on all counts and accordingly recommended them for dismissal from the force.
“Based on the recommendation of the adjudicating officer, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Imohimi Edgal, has approved the dismissal of the following non-commissioned officers from the Nigeria Police Force, namely, Sergeant Gbemunu Afolabi, Sergeant Afolabi Oluwaseun and Corporal Adigun Omotayo.
“Meanwhile, the recommendation for the dismissal of Inspector Amiete has been forwarded to the Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone 2, for approval. Recall that the command had, on December 26, 2018, issued a press statement to the effect that the aforementioned policemen were being investigated for discreditable conduct and corrupt practices in a case involving one Ifunanya Theodore, a Nigerian residing in Togo, on homebound journey to the country for the yuletide.
“It is the conclusion of the panel set up by the CP to investigate the policemen that they shoddily handled the allegation against Theodore Ifunanya and had conducted themselves in a manner unbecoming of their status in the force. Similarly, the CP has redeployed the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Ijanikin Division, CSP Eugene Ubine, for lacking supervision of his men.
“He, therefore, warned Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers and heads of departments to strictly monitor the activities of their men for better service delivery. He added that the punishment meted out to the erring policemen is intended to serve as a deterrent to others.”

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