The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Idowu Owohunwa, has ordered the immediate removal of the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Meiran Police Station, Lagos State, for supervisory ineptitude.
This was made known by the Police Command’s spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin in a statement on Wednesday.
The commissioner’s order followed an allegation of extortion against an engineer, Ibrahim Saliu by some policemen attached to the station.
Saliu had accused the policemen of extorting N200,000 from him on Saturday, after detaining him and his brother, Olaiya Murtala, for not providing an identity card or the receipts for the iPhones found with his brother.
Hundeyin said all the officers involved in the alleged extortion had been identified and were currently at the Command headquarters, where their orderly room trial had commenced.
“The Commissioner of Police has ordered the immediate removal of the DPO of Meiran Police Station for leadership dereliction and supervisory ineptitude.
“All the officers involved in the alleged extortion have been identified and are currently at the Command headquarters, where their orderly room trial has commenced,” Hundeyin wrote.
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