Three Inspectors of the Ogun state police command have been arrested after a video of them extorting commercial motorcyclists surfaced online.
In a statement released, the spokesperson of the command, SP Omolola Odutola, gave the names of the arrested officers as Inspector Ikhanorba Lucky, Inspector Paul Sunday, and Inspector Edwin Ekeogu.
Odutola said the Inspectors, on October 19, were involved in “an incident of professional misconduct while on visibility policing duty at Maawu Bus stop in Agbado area of the State.”
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“These officers were caught on camera flagrantly extorting money from commercial motorcyclists in contravention of the Police Act and Regulations.”
She added that the “inappropriate actions of the three policemen were subsequently shared on social media.”
Odutola added that the State Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alamutu, has strongly condemned the “unprofessional act” of the three 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,” Odutola said
Earlier on, an X user had shared the video of the officers extorting the motorists. The spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, had reacted to the video saying the Ogun state CP will look into it.
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