Policeman In Viral Photo Extorting Okada Rider To Face Trial In Lagos...

Policeman In Viral Photo Extorting Okada Rider To Face Trial In Lagos (PICTURED)

By Wires Editor | The Trent on September 24, 2020
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The Lagos State Police Command on Thursday, September 24, 2020, ordered the immediate orderly room trial of an inspector caught in a viral picture extorting a motorcyclist.

Inspector Joseph Dike, who is attached to Aguda Division of the State, was caught extorting the motorcyclist at Pako Pin-Down Point, Aguda, Lagos State, where he was posted on Stop and Search duty on Tuesday,  22nd September 2020.

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Picture of the alleged Police officer getting bribe

As at Thursday, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, CP Hakeem Odumosu,  has ordered the Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Command SP Muyiwa Odejobi, to circulate a strong-worded signal warning all Police personnel in the command to desist from corrupt practices, extortion, misuse of power, improper dressing, harassment to members of the public by using sticks or horsewhip, violation of human rights and drunkenness on duty, as such will attract severe reprimand or punishment according to the provisions of the Police Act and Regulations and other extant laws of Nigeria.

Also, the CP warned senior police officers of the command to caution their men and ensure that his directives with a view to stopping these unprofessional and unethical conduct are strictly complied with.

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