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Police Arrest Officers Responsible For N30m Theft In Abuja

The Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, has ordered a commencement of disciplinary actions to be taken against the officers.


In this file photo, the crest of the Nigeria Police Force is seen on a police officer’s uniform. PHOTO: Sodiq Adelakun/Channels TV.

 

Some officers from the Nigeria Police Force attached to the Special Tactical Squad in Abuja have been apprehended for their alleged involvement in extorting a member of the public of a significant sum, amounting to Thirty Million, Three Hundred Thousand Naira (N30,300,000).

The incident was brought to light after a report was received by the Force through the X Platform, prompting swift action from authorities.

According to reports, significant progress has been made in the investigation, leading to the arrest of the implicated officers and their accomplices. It is said that the squad members, who initially evaded capture, are now in custody, awaiting further legal proceedings.


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In response to this egregious act, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun has ordered the commencement of disciplinary proceedings.

This decision underscores the commitment of the Nigeria Police Force to upholding the highest standards of integrity and accountability within its ranks.

The IGP has reiterated the zero-tolerance stance of the Force towards any form of misconduct or corruption among its personnel, emphasizing the imperative of maintaining public trust and confidence.

The Nigeria Police Force says it remains steadfast in its commitment to professionalism, integrity, and accountability.

As guardians of public safety and the rule of law, the Force through its spokesman – ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, says it is deeply committed to ensuring that all officers adhere strictly to ethical conduct and demonstrate unwavering integrity in the execution of their duties.

“Transparency and accountability are considered paramount values, and the Force will continue to take decisive action against any misconduct to preserve public trust and uphold the rule of law,” ACP Adejobi stressed.