By Sabiu Abdullahi
Three inspectors from the Ogun State Police Command were caught on camera extorting money from commercial motorcyclists.
The officers involved were identified as Inspector Ikhanorba Lucky, Inspector Paul Sunday, and Inspector Edwin Ekeogu.
The incident occurred on October 19 at the Maawu bus stop in the Agbado area of the state during their visibility policing duty.
The officers’ inappropriate actions were captured on camera and shared on social media platforms, leading to public outrage.
Police Public Relations Officer, Omolola Odutola, condemned the officers’ behaviour, stating, “These officers were caught on camera flagrantly extorting money from commercial motorcyclists in contravention of the Police Act and Regulations.”
She emphasised that such actions tarnish the image of the police force.
The State Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alamutu, strongly condemned the unprofessional conduct of the three inspectors.
In response to the incident, the commissioner activated immediate disciplinary measures against the erring personnel.
He affirmed his commitment to maintaining professional standards within the force, ensuring quality service delivery to citizens, and upholding public trust and confidence in the Nigeria Police Force.
The Ogun State Police Command has taken swift action to hold the officers accountable for their misconduct.
This decisive response serves as a clear message that such behaviour will not be tolerated within the force and aims to deter other officers from engaging in similar misconduct.