Five policemen dismissed for extortion, improper dressing

The Nigeria Police Force, NPF, has dismissed five officers for various offences.
This include a police sergeant identified as Daniel Osaimayu, who was dismissed for allegedly collecting N50, 000 bribe from motorists in the Oshodi area of Lagos State.

The state Commissioner of Police, CP, Fatai Owoseni, who confirmed the dismissal on Wednesday, said the four other policemen were dismissed for extortion and improper dressing. The four dismissed policemen are Sulaiman Muhammed, Samuel Ando, Richard Ugwu and Michael Adeoya.
Adeoya was dismissed for allegedly wearing flip-flops while on duty.

Muhammed on his part was dismissed for allegedly not wearing police uniform while on duty.
Osaimayu, who was attached to the state Task Force on Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit, Alausa, was arrested on Monday by the X-Squad of the Command.

The X-Squad operatives had arrested a hoodlum in the area and found the cash on him.
However, during investigation, the hoodlum accused the police sergeant of being his accomplice.
Osaimayu, who was paraded on Wednesday at the Command headquarters, said the money was received from motorists in the area and kept with the hoodlum.

He denied that the money was collected in his name, and begged the CP to reverse the dismissal as he had no means to feed his family. Osaimayu said, “I was at my duty post on Monday in the Oshodi area when the X-Squad operatives came to arrest me. It was around 10am.

The CP restated that the NPF was a professional organisation which would not condone any act of indiscipline or crime.

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