September 29, 2022

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Police dismiss officer for flogging man with cutlass


The Nigeria Police Power (NPF) has dismissed a policeman, PC Liyomo Okoi, connected to Ekori Division, Cross River State, for flogging a person with cutlass.

Blueprint had reported that Okoi, who was caught in a viral video flogging a civilian with a cutlass, was dealing with orderly room trial on the Power Headquarters, Abuja.

Power Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a press assertion, Monday, mentioned: “The Power has dismissed Power No. 524503 PC Liyomo Okoi connected to Ekori Divisional Headquarters, Cross Rivers Police Command for gross misconduct captured in a viral video on July 31, 2022, the place he was flogging a person with a machete.

“His dismissal takes impact from right this moment, Monday August 8, 2022.”

Adejobi mentioned the Inspector-Normal of Police, IGP Usman Baba, has subsequently reiterated his dedication to moral regeneration, restoration {of professional} commonplace and enhancement of the anti-corruption drive with dedication to entrenching human rights-driven policing throughout the nation.

“The IGP expressed confidence that the present overhauling will enhance the effectiveness of the models, and rid them of damaging parts who deviate from the usual working process of the Items, and the Nigeria Police Power basically,” he mentioned.

In keeping with the Spokesperson, “The IGP has expressed grave disappointment on the stories of brutality and extortion leveled in opposition to some law enforcement officials through varied criticism channels out there to the general public, significantly on social media platforms.

“The IGP has subsequently directed all supervising Commissioners of Police and Tactical/Strategic Commanders to make sure strict supervision of their personnel as additional incidences of this nature could be seen strictly.

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“The IGP has additionally ordered a wholistic overhauling of the Intelligence Response Staff (IRT), the Particular Tactical Squad (STS), and the Particular Weapon and Ways (SWAT) Items to make sure that their operations are in tandem with the aim for his or her creation, and most effectiveness and output according to the mandate of the IGP’s administration and public security.

“The IGP has subsequently directed the Assistant Inspector-Normal of Police accountable for the Power Intelligence Bureau (AIG-FIB) to hold out supervisory function over the three models to make sure their operations are skilled, lively and productive and don’t infringe on the basic rights of the citizenry, and different members of the general public.”