Extortion: Police Arrests Officers Responsible For N30m Theft In Abuja

The Nigeria Police Force has arrested some of it’s officers in connection with extortion of the sum of Thirty Million, Three Hundred Thousand Naira (N30,300,000) from a member of the public.

This development followed a complaint made to the force on the unprofessional conduct of the officers attached to the Special Tactical Squad, Abuja.

The Force Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, in a statement issued and signed in Abuja, said significant progress has been made in apprehending the officers and their accomplices responsible for this unprofessional conduct adding that the squad, who initially escaped upon commencement of investigations have been arrested and are currently in custody.

According to the statement, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, as part of his commitment to upholding the highest standards of integrity and accountability within the Nigeria Police Force, has ordered the commencement of disciplinary proceedings to ensure that justice is served swiftly and decisively.

It stressed that these disciplinary measures underscore the zero-tolerance stance of the Nigeria Police Force towards any form of misconduct or corruption among its rank, saying the IGP also emphasized the imperativeness that those found to have violated the trust placed in them by the public face the full consequences of their actions, as such behavior not only tarnishes the reputation of the Force but also undermines the collective efforts to maintain law and order in our country.

The statement restated the commitment of Nigeria Police Force to uphold the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, and accountability adding that, as guardians of public safety and the rule of law, the force is deeply committed to ensuring that all officers adhere strictly to ethical conduct and demonstrate staunch integrity in the discharge of their duties.