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Nigeria police dismiss six officers

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The Kwara State Police Command has said that it dismissed six police officers in the state for various forms of misconduct in the last four months.

The Commissioner of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, said this during a stakeholders’ meeting on Thursday with leadership of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria, Tricycle Owners Association of Nigeria, hotel owners association, motorcycle riders association, students’ union leaders, and human rights activists in the state.

The CP, who said the command did not condone indiscipline among its officers, added that many police officers had been served various forms of punishment.

The commissioner said the command recorded 15 armed robbery cases between May and October with arrest of 27 suspects and recovery of 15 AK-47 rifles.

He said the state had not witnessed any case of police extra judicial killing and harassment, adding that cases of police extortion had reduced drastically.

Egbetokun said, “Please, talk with your men not to copy what’s happening elsewhere in the country, particularly, as it concerned current spate of insecurity in many parts of the country. You can see that it is no longer #Endsars protest again with the level of destruction and looting going on in some places in the country.”

Some of the stakeholders who responded to the speech of the police commissioner at the meeting called for open prosecution of erring officers, and public announcement on dismissed ones.


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