The Ogun State Police Command has reported the arrest of its officer, who was captured on video engaging in extortion from motorists at checkpoints.
As stated by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Omolola Odutola, the implicated officer was recorded on camera extorting a student from Tai Solarin University of Education in Ijagun, a district within the Ijebu Ode Local Government Area.
In a statement on Tuesday, Odutola revealed that the command responded to the complaint filed by Soyemi Funmilola on January 13, 2024. Subsequently, a comprehensive investigation conducted by the State Criminal Investigation Department found the officer culpable of misconduct.
The police spokesperson mentioned that the extorted money had been retrieved and appropriately labelled as exhibits.
Odutola said: “The inspector, rank and file, have been detained for an orderly room trial, and the officer involved has been issued an official query, as directed by Commissioner of Police Alamutu Abiodun, with the provost department overseeing the disciplinary proceedings.”
Additionally, she mentioned that the complainant’s family has been in contact with and is engaging with the Commissioner of Police (CP).
The CP has assured that the implicated officers will be held accountable for their failure to adhere to the established rules and regulations of the force.
She indicated that the results of the orderly trial proceedings will be disclosed to the public once the investigation concludes.
Additionally, it was stated that the Ogun Police Command remains steadfast in upholding the rule of law and is dedicated to maintaining a transparent and respectful relationship, as outlined in the Police rules and regulations.
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