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Police dismiss three officers for extorting N153,000 from student

Valentine Chinyem

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Three policemen who extorted N153,000 from one Sheriff Adedigba, a student of Lagos State University, Ojo, have been dismissed from service.

The dismissed policemen are: Inspector Sunday John, Sgt Jimoh Asimiya and Sgt Solomon Adedapo.

The incident which was shared on Social Media, got to the notice of the commissioner of police in Ogun State, Edward Ajogun, who ordered the immediate arrest and detention of the officers involved in the dastardly act.

According to the Police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the three policemen were quickly identified and apprehended while the money was also recovered from them and returned to the victim.
The Point Of Sale (POS) operator where the cops took the victim to, to effect withdrawal of the money, was also arrested and detained.

Abimbola, a Deputy Superintendent of Police(DSP), said the three were subsequently arraigned for departmental orderly room trial and found guilty on all three-count charges of Corrupt practices, Discreditable conduct and Disobedience to a lawful order.

Their dismissal, according to the spokesman, is to serve as deterrence to others threading similar paths.