Police dismiss constables for demanding money from Abuja-bound Dutch tourist

The Oyo State Police Command, on Thursday, dismissed two Special Constabularies identified as Jimoh Lukman and Kareem Fatai, over alleged extortion.

They were consequently stripped of the Nigerian Police uniform to further confirm their exit from the constabulary service.

The PUNCH reports that the two officers were recently caught in a viral video demanding money from a Dutch tourist riding on a power bike from the Netherlands and heading to Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.

The state Commissioner of Police, Adebola Hamzat, while dismissing the officers at the state Police Command in Eleyele, Ibadan, said their dismissal from police constabulary followed a recommendation of the orderly room investigation.

He said, “The Oyo State Police Command wishes to inform the residents of the state and by extension the general public that special constabularies Kareem Fatai and Jimoh Lukmon, who were captured in a viral video dated 29/10/2023 soliciting for money from a tourist from Netherland, one Ms Noraly Schoenmaker ’f’, have been dismissed in furtherance of the completion of their orderly room trials.

“The duo deliberately defied numerous orders and directives against professional misconduct extortion, incivilities towards members of the public and corruption.

“Consequent to the above, the command reaffirms its commitment towards fighting corruption and all cases of professional misconduct at all times by causing a deliberate increase in the layers of supervision of field officers to be handled by the command’s X-squad and monitoring unit this Yuletide season and beyond.

“Lastly, while this action is to serve as deterrence to other officers with a similar disposition, special constabularies Kareem Fatai and Jimoh Lukmon cease to be part of the noble policing profession from today (Thursday),” he stated.

(Punch)

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