Police recover $3000 extorted by officers from travellers

Nigeria police Command in Rivers State Command has recovered the sum of $3000.00 (Three Thousand dollar) extorted by its personnel from two travelers in the State.

Command’s spokesperson, Grace Iringe-Koko said this while parading the suspects in Port Harcourt, the State Capital where she identified the officers as ASP Doubara Edonyabo, ASP Talent Mungo and Inspector Odey Michael.

The police spokesperson expressed deeply regret about the negative impact that such misconduct may have on the reputation of the Rivers State the Police and the general public.

She assured that the officers will also face an orderly room trial and eventually queried, assuring that the Rivers State Police Command remain committed to serving and protecting the State with the utmost professionalism and integrity.

Orderly room trial and query were part of the internal disciplinary measures taken against operatives who involved in unlawful activities, according to Iringe-Koko.

According to her, “The Rivers State Police Command wishes to inform the public that it has taken a decisive action in response to a distressing incident involving the unlawful abduction and extortion of two young men by three of our officers, ASP Doubara Edonyabo, ASP Talent Mungo and Inspector Odey Michael.

“The victims were arrested in Abia State, taken to Delta, Bayelsa and Rivers states respectively for alleged fraud by a yet-to-be-seen complainant.

“They were extorted of the sum of $3,000, an equivalent to N4.2m. Immediate steps were taken to apprehend the officers involved, and a thorough investigation was conducted to ascertain the facts surrounding the incident.

“The extorted money was recovered and released to the victims on January 18, 2024.

“Following a comprehensive inquiry, it has been established that the actions of the officers in question were in clear violation of the law and the ethical standards expected of members of the Nigeria Police Force.

“As a result, appropriate disciplinary measures are being taken to address this grave misconduct”

TheNewspad reports that the suspects facing dismissal are expected to appear in court after ongoing investigation is completed.

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