By Ishaka Mohammed
The Kogi State Police Command has detained officers who reportedly brutalised some travellers in the state, report says Sunday 17 October, 2021. As released by the Command’s public relations officer, DSP William Ovye Aya, the Command has commenced investigations into a trending video which claims extortion and physical assault.
The Daily Reality gathered that four police personnel attached to Adogo Division reportedly extorted N25,000 from a traveller and physically assaulted one other passenger along Adogo-Okene road.
According to the Commissioner of Police, Kogi State Command, CP Idrisu Dauda Dabban, the officers have been detained at the State Criminal Investigations Department. The CP enjoins the victims to reach out to the Command through 08107899269.
Recall that the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, had earlier ordered the Kogi State Command to immediately conduct discrete investigations into the trending video. In the viral video, the police officers forced a traveller to a PoS operator and extorted N25,000 from him. According to DSP William, the officers are: ASP Isah Barnabas, Inspector Ifediegwu Godwin, Sgt Emmanuel Ochima, and CPL Umameh Mathias.
Both the IGP and the CP have promised that any of the officers found guilty will be dealt with accordingly.