Police Begin Investigation Into Extortion, Assault on Travellers By Officers in Kogi

The Kogi State Police Command in Kogi state said it has commenced Investigation to unravel the truth about a video that viral where Police personnel attached to Adogo Division, while on patrol duty along Adogo-Okene road, reportedly extorted the sum of Twenty-Five Thousand Naira (N25,000) from a traveller while another was physically assaulted by one of the men in uniform.

The Commissioner of Police, Kogi State Police Command, CP Idrisu Dauda Dabban in a statement signed on his behalf by the Police public relations officer PPRO ,DSP William Ovye Aya condemned the incident and noted that the Police officers have been identified and detained at the State Criminal Investigations Department.

“The officers are: ASP Isah Barnabas, Inspector Ifediegwu Godwin, Sgt Emmanuel Ochima and CPL Umameh Mathias who physically assaulted one of the travellers.

“The Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) has been issued an official query while the three (3) other junior officers are currently undergoing orderly room trial (Police internal disciplinary actions)”.

The CP further noted that the Command is doing its best to establish contact with the victims. He enjoined the victims to reach out to the Command through 08107899269.

He also assured that any of the officers found wanting in the investigations would be dealt with accordingly.

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