Extortion: Three Ogun Police Inspectors To Face Trial

The Ogun State Police Command on Sunday said three Police Inspectors serving with the Command, Ikhanorba Lucky, Paul Sunday and Edwin Ekeogu will face disciplinary action for their alleged involvement in extorting money from the commercial motorcyclists around Maawu bus stop, Agbado in Ifo Local Government Area of the state.

The Spokesperson for the command, SP Omolola Odutola made this in a statement made available to newsmen.

The illegal act was allegedly committed on October 19, 2023, with the three Inspectors said to have been caught on camera while the video capturing their unprofessional conduct had gone viral.

The statement reads “October 19, 2023, Inspector Ikhanorba Lucky, Inspector Paul Sunday, and Inspector Edwin Ekeogu were involved in an incident of professional misconduct while on visibility policing duty at Maawu Bus stop in Agbado area of the state.

“These officers were caught on camera flagrantly extorting money from commercial motorcyclists in contravention of the Police Act and Regulations.
The inappropriate actions of the three policemen were subsequently shared on social media.

“The Commissioner of Police Ogun State Police Command CP Alamutu Abiodun Mustapha has taken note of this incident and strongly condemned the unprofessional act of the men.

“To address this misconduct, the Command has activated appropriate disciplinary measures against the erring personnel to ensure that they are held accountable for their misconduct and to serve as a deterrent to others who might be tempted to toe this ignoble path.

“CP Alamutu Abiodun Mustapha has for the umpteenth time emphasised Police high hierarchy commitment to upholding professional standards within the force to sustain avowed quality service delivery to the citizens and sustain public trust and confidence in Nigeria Police Force”.

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