22 Dec Nigeria: Officers Expelled for Soliciting Funds from Dutch Tourist En Route to Abuja
By Zuleihat Owuiye, Mamos Nigeria
In a decisive move, the Oyo State Police Command has officially dismissed two Special Constabularies, Jimoh Lukman and Kareem Fatai, on allegations of extortion. Stripped of their Nigerian Police uniform, the officers faced expulsion from the constabulary service following a viral video capturing their attempt to solicit money from a Dutch tourist on a power bike traveling from the Netherlands to Abuja.
Commissioner of Police, Adebola Hamzat, presided over the dismissal at the state Police Command in Eleyele, Ibadan, citing a recommendation from the orderly room investigation. The dismissal underscores the command’s commitment to combat corruption and uphold professional conduct among its officers.
“The duo deliberately defied numerous orders and directives against professional misconduct, extortion, incivilities towards members of the public, and corruption,” emphasized Commissioner Adebola Hamzat. The action is seen as a deterrent to other officers with similar tendencies, marking the end of Lukman and Fatai’s association with the policing profession.
The Commissioner reaffirmed the command’s dedication to addressing corruption and professional misconduct, announcing heightened supervision of field officers through the command’s X-squad and monitoring unit during the Yuletide season and beyond.
This move aims to instill confidence in the public regarding the integrity of law enforcement and serves as a reminder of the consequences for deviating from the principles of the noble policing profession. The commitment to transparency and accountability is evident as the Oyo State Police Command takes a strong stance against misconduct within its ranks.