Police Dismiss Officer For Assault, Misconduct

The Nigeria Police Force has dismissed one of its personnel, for what it regards as “gross misconduct, disobedience to lawful order, and assault on a member of the public”.

Spokesperson of the Force, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi made this known Friday, 12 August in a statement.

TheFact Daily recalls that the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, during a meeting with senior police officers in Abuja on Wednesday, vowed to punish any erring police officer, who is found guilty of violating human rights.

The dismissed officer, Corporal Opeyemi Kadiri, attached to Dolphin Divisional Headquarters, Lagos Police Command, was captured in a viral video on August 3, 2022, searching a commuter’s phone by the road side, an act that contravenes the directives of the Police Chief regarding human rights.

Kadiri, who was enlisted into the Force on 6th December, 2016, equally assaulted the commuter who attempted to bring the order to his notice. His dismissal takes effect from today the 12th of August, 2022.

“The Police hereby calls on officers and men of the Force to maintain professionalism and civility to members of the public in the discharge of their duties in line with extant laws. The Force equally calls on members of the public to ensure proper conduct in all encounters with police officers to avoid infractions which may be subject to prosecution”, Adejobi said.

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