Seven law enforcement officials hooked up to Edo police command have been arrested for extorting members of the general public.
The officers recognized as Victor Osabuohign, Godspower Ijebu, Ebatamole Philip, Ademola Benjamin, Inaite Vincent, Robert Esikise, and Adefaye Samuel, are already dealing with disciplinary motion.
“The consideration of the Edo State Police Command has been drawn to a video on Twitter the place a policeman, Victor Osabuohign, was seen partaking in an extortion dialog with a street person recognized as Arc Bolu.
“Osabuohign, the officer within the viral video, has been arrested, detained, and is presently present process investigation. The different officers which have additionally been arrested prior to now on the grounds of official corruption are present process investigations whereas awaiting disciplinary actions.
“The command needs to state that the Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro, has arrange an Ad hoc committee headed by the Assistant Commissioner of Police, Operations, James Chu and the Command's Provost Marshall, Avanrenren Godwin, because the Deputy Chairman of the committee, to take a look at all circumstances of official corruption of males of the command, examine and met out related disciplinary actions on such erring officers.
“The CP calls on the nice individuals of the state which were victims of corruption, extortion and checking of telephones or have every other type of grievances towards corruption from officers and males of the command to contact members of the panel.
“He additional urged the general public to go about their each day actions as law-abiding residents and never hesitate to report any misconduct of any personnel of the command whether or not on obligation or off-duty.”