The Nigeria Police Force has dismissed a former Police Inspector, Richard Gele, caught in a viral video dignifying and justifying extortion of members of the public and official corruption which trended from July 25, 2022.
The former Inspector, with AP/No. 188547, was until his dismissal, attached to Police Mobile Force 77 Squadron, Okene, Kogi State, and deployed to the Itobe–Anyigba Road for the safety of road users and commuters. This was the route where the incident occurred.
The dismissed Inspector, who hails from Benue State, was enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force in September, 2000.
The IGP, Usman Baba, while expressing the commitment of his administration at bequeathing policing standards in tandem with international best practices to the nation, warned all personnel to eschew extortion, unprofessionalism, corruption and other inappropriate acts.
Additionally, he urged police officers across the nation to display exemplary courage and patriotism in the discharge of their duties.
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