Imo Police Dismiss Seven Officers for Extortion

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The Imo State Police Command has dismissed seven policemen found guilty of police brutality, harassment, extortion, illegal checking of phones and flagrant disobedience to the directives of the Inspector-General of Police on extortion and incivility to members of the public.

In a statement, the spokesperson for the Command, Mike Abattam said the ex-officers have also been charged to court and gave their names as Ohakim Chibuzo, Irome Finian, George Osueke, Kelechi Onuegbu, Nwagoro Isdore, Nwadike Stephen and Ihemtuge Plastidus.

He further disclosed that the ex-policemen were arrested on November 8, 2022 in a bank at Umuahia, Abia State, in the course of performing illegal duty outside their jurisdiction and conspiracy to extort money from an innocent victim.

They were tried and found guilty of the charges leveled against them, and were summarily dismissed and charged to Magistrate Court, Owerri.

Abattam said the Commissioner of Police in the state has directed all Area Commanders, Heads of Departments (HODs), Divisional Police Officers (DPO) and Tactical Teams Commanders of the various units in the Command to ensure their subordinates are warned against indulging in sharp practices as any Police Officer found guilty will be made to face disciplinary actions.

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