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Sunday, 9 July 2017

Photo: IGP dismisses four police officers for extorting N50k from a resident in Ogun

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has ordered the dismissal of four police officers found guilty of extorting money from members of the police.

According to a statement released today by the Assistant Commissioner of Police, Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit(PCRRU), Abayomi Shogunle, the affected police officers attached to the Ijebu-Ode area command in Ogun state are;

(1) AP. No 122800 Inspr. Mufutau Olaosun, (2) F/No. 366127 Sgt. Adebayo Temitope, (3) F/No. 455593 Cpl. Bakare Taiwo and (4) F/No. 455554 Cpl. Adesoye Ayokunlehin. They were charged, tried and found guilty in an Orderly Room conducted at the Area Command Headquarters, Ijebu-Ode for two offences against discipline as provided for in Paragraphs E (iii) Discreditable Conduct and C (ii) Corrupt Practice under the First Schedule of Police Act and Regulations Cap. P19. Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.

 According to the statement, on the 12th of June, 2017 the Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit (PCRRU) received a complaint via WhatsApp number 0805 700 0003 which states thus; “Good morning sir, My name is (Withheld), living in ijebu ode, on Wednesday afternoon I went to withdraw money from the bank and am been sent by my boss when going back to the office some policeman car just double cross me and collect my phone telling I stole the phone I should follow the to the station and the took me to igbeba police station here in ijebu asked me to do frog jump from outside to a room, which I did to afford being beating. After gotten there they started calling a internet fraudster which I told them am not that am an (withheld) and they started beating slapping me and forcing me to write a statement which they are the one telling me what to write and after that they collected 50,000 from me( from my boss money which I went to withdraw before ealizing me. Sir that’s my story. All this are not good and policeman are meant to protect us but this nowadays police officer have turn this to another thing by using their power to ride civilians, maltreating and harassing civilian. The officers name who headed the squad are been called which I overhead are name: one is Omo Alaja while the second is called AY but don’t know the name of the other 2 officer. Please sir you have to stop this kind of officer because they are taking this to far” The complaint was immediately registered, Tracking Number #PCRRU451591issued and investigation initiated. The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Igbeba Division, Ijebu-Ode was mandated to commence an enquiry straightaway. The policemen were identified and it was discovered that they apprehended the complainant on 7th June, 2017 without any reasonable cause and extorted the sum of Fifty Thousand Naira (N50,000) “Bail Money” despite the #BailisFreecampaign before he was eventually released same day. The extorted N50,000 was subsequently recovered from these unethical policemen who were armed in plain clothes on the day of the incident. Their action is contrary to the directives of the Inspector-General of Police and unacceptable. According to the statement, necessary disciplinary measures were initiated against the erring policemen.

They were found guilty as charged in an Orderly Room trial after the presentation of witnesses and exhibits. Punishment of dismissal from service was recommended by the Adjudicating officer and proceedings reviewed by the relevant Nigeria Police Force (NPF) authorities. The punishment of dismissal from service has been upheld with immediate effect and all NPF uniforms and accouterments including warrant cards (ID cards) issued to the men have been retrieved with all dismissal procedures completed. The complainant was also handed back his N50,000 with an apology a day after he lodged the complaint.

The elated man after receiving his money thanked the PCRRU, he said “Great job you people are doing right there, thank you for the prompt response”.

Members of the public are advised not to resort to self-help when faced with case of police misconduct, but are enjoined to report such to the PCRRU for resolution.

PCRRU is available 24/7 via the following channels; Phone Calls Only: 08057000001, 08057000002 | SMS/WhatsApp Only: 08057000003 | BBM:58A2B5DE | Twitter: @PoliceNG_PCRRU | Facebook: www.facebook.com/PolicePCRRU | Email: complaint@npf.gov.ng OR PolicePCRRU@gmail.com

22 comments:

Beauty Osas said...

Good job coming from NPF.

Petro... T said...

Policemen are becoming nuisance everywhere. Thanks for the swift response sir.

SoftOloye said...

Why dismiss them? Demoting them would have been safer for our society.

Glow said...

Very welcome development. Let's cleanse the police force.

Alloy Chikezie said...

Good.

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Anonymous said...

You, my dear friend, is an idiot!

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spoiling the system. instead of grummbling about the little things that the police is doing. the worst kind of police are the sars people, they are so terrible. they would be asking you for receipt of phone.

Okafor Niky said...

Making sense

Anonymous said...

Great Job

Anonymous said...

Nice job, we are improving.

Anonymous said...

Nice job....

Monday said...

This is a development that far exceed my expectation. Everytime you go on the road you end up spending almost the cost of fueling car on police on the road. It is either the look for a fault or they outrightly beg for money. It is not only thier own salary that is not sufficeint, I tell some the people driving these cars on the road took loan and are paying back. Keep it up.

Euro said...

So that they can continue their illegal acts in police uniform.

Anonymous said...

Were the policemen arrested and charged for theft at the very least? I would call that armed robbery because they were armed and he feared for his life. Also add unlawful imprisonment and false arrest to the charges against them.

livingstone chibuike said...

gud

dee boi said...

Good for them... dee

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Serling Harris said...

The Boy just spoke the mind of innocent people of Ijebu Ode . These set of people arrested my friends sometime last year, they were beaten as if they were kids, not only they accused them of being Yahoo boy , they searched their phones and forced them to write a statement and collected 60k. Same also happened to one innocent boy , they took him from the bank and handcuffed right in their station also took a picture of him if he refused to give them money they will publish his name to be armed robber .They have set of police team in that division go out daily with budget to extort from hard earning of innocent people.

Unknown said...

AY and Omo alhaja they're horrible set of people ..... Thank god they finally paid for their nefarious acts .... Bunch of irresponsible officers . A whole lot of them are still in the force but this will serve as a deterrent to others like them ... Awon oloshi

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Anonymous said...

......And everybody believed this report? I wept for this nation!
@ Dear Linda,if u don't mind i will give you facts about this case in a jiffy to let you know that those Police Officers were charged, tried in absence and found not guilty but yet dismissed.

Complainant.
The complainant was apprehended based on a tip off from a concerned citizen.
The complainant was asked for his ID which he was unable to produce.
The complainant was taken to the station for further interrogation.
The complainant was searched and 50k was found on him.
The complainant claimed the money was meant for his Boss.

Police.
The officer recorded the case and reported the 50k to his superior.
The officer asked the complainant to call his boss to come and identify him since he could not produce any form of identification.
The officer release the complainant to go call his boss.

Complainant.
Complainant gets out of the station and thought police would not return his 50K, so he was advised to dial PCRRU.
Complainant came back the following working day with his boss and the boss was able to identify him.

Police.
Police released the 50K to the boss having signed all necessary documents.
Police released the complainant, 50k and the boss without any form of payment or bail.

Complainant.
Complainant regretted ever calling PCRRU as his insinuations were not actual true about the police.

PCRRU.
Very proactive to handle to calls from complainants.
Called the affected Officers to Abuja to take their pictures and some other things i would not disclose now.
Refused to conduct proper investigation on what transpired.
Instead send message to the Officers that they have been dismissed.
Post it on social media to deceive the public that they are working

I am privy to a copy of the orderly room trial of the officers and copy of the complainant's statement.

Sorry i could not attach all the evidences here.

Conclusion.
I have been so optimistic that this country will be better one day but this incidence made me lose my optimism completely, I decide to remain anonymous for now!
God save Nigeria!

Anonymous said...

....And everybody believed this report? I wept for this nation!

@ Dear Linda,if u don't mind i will give you facts about this case in a jiffy to let you know that those Police Officers were charged, tried in absence and found not guilty but yet dismissed.



Complainant.

The complainant was apprehended based on a tip off from a concerned citizen.

The complainant was asked for his ID which he was unable to produce.

The complainant was taken to the station for further interrogation.

The complainant was searched and 50k was found on him.

The complainant claimed the money was meant for his Boss.



Police.

The officer asked the complainant to call his boss to come and identify him since he could not produce any form of identification.

The officer release the complainant to go call his boss.



Complainant.

Complainant gets out of the station and thought police would not return his 50K, so he was advised to dial PCRRU.

Complainant came back the following working day with his boss and the boss was able to identify him.



Police.

Police released the 50K to the boss having signed all necessary document.

Police released the complainant, 50k and the boss without any form of payment or bail.



Complainant.

Complainant regretted ever calling PCRRU as his insinuations were not actual true about the police.



PCRRU.

Very proactive to handle to calls from complainants.

Called the affected Officers to Abuja to take their pictures and some other things i would not disclose now.

Refused to conduct proper investigation on what transpired.

Instead send message to the Officers that they have been dismissed.

Post it on social media to deceive the public that they are working



I am privy to a copy of the orderly room trial of the officers and copy of the complainant's statement.



Sorry could not attached it here.



Conclusion.

I have been so optimistic that this country will be better one day but this incidence made me lose my optimism completely, I decide to remain anonymous for now!

God save Nigeria!

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