Police Arrest Officers Responsible For N30m Theft In Abuja

…… As IGP orders the commencement of disciplinary action

The Nigeria Police on Friday, 23rd February 2024 revealed that significant progress has been made in apprehending the officers, attached to the Special Tactical Squad in Abuja and their accomplices responsible for the extortion of a member of the public of the sum of Thirty Million, Three Hundred Thousand Naira (N30,300,000), which was brought to the notice of the Force via the X Platform.

In a statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, he said that the Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun as part of his commitment to upholding the highest standards of integrity and accountability within the Nigeria Police Force, has ordered the commencement of disciplinary proceedings to ensure that justice is served swiftly and decisively.

“These disciplinary measures underscore 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, as such behaviour not only tarnishes the reputation of the Force but also undermines the collective efforts to maintain law and order in our country, Adejobi said.

“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 discharging their duties.

“The NPF recognizes that transparency and accountability are paramount in maintaining public trust and will continue to take decisive action against any misconduct within our ranks, the statement concluded.