Extortion: Police Arrest Officers Responsible For N30m Theft In Abuja

*As IGP Orders Commencement of Disciplinary Action

Following the act by some officers of the Nigeria Police attached to the Special Tactical Squad in Abuja who extorted a member of the public of the sum of N30,300,000, which was brought to the notice of the Force via the X Platform, the Nigeria Police on Sunday said that significant progress was made in apprehending the officers and their accomplices responsible for the unprofessional conduct.

A statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, (FPRO), ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi said that the squad who initially escaped upon commencement of investigations have been arrested and are currently in custody.

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, immediately ordered the commencement of disciplinary proceedings to ensure that justice was served swiftly and decisively.

These disciplinary measures underscored the zero-tolerance stance of the Nigeria Police Force towards any form of misconduct or corruption among its ranks.

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.

The Police boss said that such behavior not only tarnished the reputation of the Force but also undermined the collective efforts to maintain law and order in our country.

The Nigeria Police Force remains resolute in its quest to uphold the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, and accountability. As guardians of public safety and the rule of law, we are deeply committed to ensuring that all officers adhere strictly to ethical conduct and demonstrate staunch integrity in the discharge of their duties.

The NPF said that it recognised that transparency and accountability were paramount in maintaining public trust and would continue to take decisive action against any misconduct within its ranks.

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