Police arrest unruly personnel in trending video extorting, assaulting travellers in Kogi

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The Kogi Negate Police Repeat says it has arrested four of its personnel who were considered in a trending video extorting and assaulting travellers in a area in the pronounce.

A commentary by the Repeat’s spokesperson, William Aya, acknowledged the personnel are for the time being in detention whereas an investigation is ongoing.

The arrest of the personnel comes a pair of hours after the Inspector-Long-established of Police, Alkali Baba, ordered an instantaneous investigation into the matter.

The police personnel connected to Adogo Division were on patrol responsibility along Adogo-Okene road when the incident occurred.

The video reveals an armed police officer slapping a passenger travelling in a commercial bus.

Within the video, a man, who turned into once recorded, defined that a personnel of law enforcement officers stopped a commercial bus to attain a search when the assault happened

Throughout the hunt, the officers stumbled on a laptop laptop with a man who acknowledged he turned into once a pupil and outmoded the laptop laptop for his assignments.

The man claimed the officers did now not take into consideration the pupil and demanded a bribe of N25, 000.

In his epic, one of the important officers removed his uniform and took the pupil to a pair extent-of-sale operator where they made the pupil withdraw N25, 000 and handed it over to them as they didn’t desire it transferred to any of their accounts to lift away from detection.

He further claimed that when one of the important passengers frowned on the intimidation, extortion, and possibility by one of the important officers to shoot, the officer got offended and slapped the person.

The officer further threatened that if he cocked his gun, nothing would happen.

The man claimed the police officer threatened that blood would float if they didn’t caution themselves.


Police react

Within the commentary on Sunday, the police acknowledged the personnel comprise one senior officer and three junior policemen.

They were identified as Isah Barnabas; an assistant superintendent of police, Ifediegwu Godwin; an inspector, Emmanuel Ochima, a sergeant and Umameh Mathias; a corporal.

The commentary acknowledged the Commissioner of Police in the pronounce, Idrisu Dabban, assured that the uncover turned into once doing its easiest to place contact with the victims and enjoined them to attain out to it (Repeat) thru 08107899269.

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The police “assured that any of the officers stumbled on looking in the investigations would be handled accordingly.”

Read burly commentary:

*PRESS RELEASE*:

KOGI STATE COMMAND

OFFICERS IN VIRAL VIDEO NOW IN CUSTODY AS KOGI COMMAND COMMENCES INVESTIGATIONS

The Kogi Negate Police Repeat has commenced investigations into a trending video where Police personnel connected to Adogo Division, whereas on patrol responsibility along Adogo-Okene road, reportedly extorted the sum of Twenty-5 Thousand Naira (N25,000) from a traveller whereas one more turned into once bodily assaulted by one of the important boys in uniform.

The Commissioner of Police, Kogi Negate Police Repeat, CP Idrisu Dauda Dabban, psc ( ), fdc, whereas condemning the incident, noteworthy that the Law enforcement officers had been identified and detained at the Negate Criminal Investigations Department. The officers are: ASP Isah Barnabas, Inspector Ifediegwu Godwin, Sgt Emmanuel Ochima and CPL Umameh Mathias who bodily assaulted one of the important travellers. The Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) has been issued an legitimate expect whereas the three (3) varied junior officers are for the time being undergoing natty room trial (Police interior disciplinary actions).

The CP further noteworthy that the Repeat is doing its easiest to place contact with the victims. He enjoined the victims to attain out to the Repeat thru 08107899269.

He assured that any of the officers stumbled on looking in the investigations would be handled accordingly.

*DSP William Ovye Aya*,

Police Public Members of the family Officer,

*For*: Commissioner of Police,

Kogi Negate Repeat

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