Three Police Inspectors serving with Ogun State Command, Paul Sunday, Edwin Ekeogu and Ikhanorba Lucky are set to face disciplinary action for allegedly involving in extorting money from the commercial motorcyclists around Maawu bustop, Agbado in Ifo Local Government Area of the state.
The Spokesperson for the state police command, SP Omolola Odutola made this known in a statement made available to journalists on Sunday.
The three Inspectors were said to have been caught on camera while the video capturing their unprofessional conduct had gone viral.
They were alleged to have committed the illegal act on October 19, 2023.
The statement reads “October 19, 2023, Inspector Ikhanorba Lucky, Inspector Paul Sunday, and Inspector Edwin Ekeogu were involved in an incident of professional misconduct while on visibility policing duty at Maawu Bus stop in Agbado area of the state.
“These officers were caught on camera flagrantly extorting money from commercial motorcyclists in contravention of the Police Act and Regulations.
The inappropriate actions of the three policemen were subsequently shared on social media.
“The Commissioner of Police Ogun State Police Command CP Alamutu Abiodun Mustapha has taken note of this incident and strongly condemned the unprofessional act of the men.
“To address this misconduct, the Command has activated appropriate disciplinary measures against the erring personnel to ensure that they are held accountable for their misconduct and to serve as a deterrent to others who mighty be tempted to toe this ignoble path.
“CP Alamutu Abiodun Mustapha has for the umpteenth time emphasised Police high hierarchy commitment to upholding professional standards within the force to sustain avowed quality service delivery to the citizens and sustain public trust and confidence in Nigeria Police Force”.