4 police officers in soup over unprofessional conduct in viral video in Kogi

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The Kogi State Police Command says it has commenced investigations into a trending video where Police personnel attached to Adogo Division, while on patrol duty along Adogo-Okene road, allegedly extorted the sum of Twenty-Five Thousand Naira (N25,000) from a traveller while another was physically assaulted by one of the men in uniform.

A statement by the Police Public Relations officer of the Command DSP Williams Aya said
the Commissioner of Police, CP Idrisu Dauda Dabban, condemned the incident, noting that the Police officers have been identified and detained at the State Criminal Investigations Department.

According to the statement, the officers are: ASP Isah Barnabas, Inspector Ifediegwu Godwin, Sgt Emmanuel Ochima and CPL Umameh Mathias who physically assaulted one of the travellers.

He said the Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) has been issued an official query while the three (3) other junior officers are currently undergoing orderly room trial.

He said the Command is doing its best to establish contact with the victims and enjoined any of the victims to reach out to the Command through telephone number 08107899269.

He assured that any of the officers found wanting in the investigations would be dealt with accordingly.


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