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Police dismiss seven officers in Imo over extortion 

Imo State Police Command on Thursday dismissed seven of its personnel for alleged corrupt practices.

 

Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Barde, said the officers were arrested in a bank at Umuahia, the Abia State capital, on illegal duty outside their jurisdiction.

 

He said they were trying to extort money from their victims.

 

He gave the details of the policemen as F/No. 462315 Sgt. Ohakim Chibuzo; F/No. 505455 Sgt. Irome Finian; F/No. 505592 Sgt. George Osueke; F/No. 511966 Cpl. Kelechi Onuegbu and F/No. 512320 Cpl. Nwagoro Isdore.

 

Others are F/No. 528165 PC Nwadike Stephen and F/No. 528156 PC Ihemtuge Plastidus.

 

They were dismissed over the alleged offences of “discreditable conduct, corrupt practices and leaving their beat/”

 

The CP said: “The ex-policemen were arrested on 08/11/2022 at about 1300hrs, 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 defaulted, tried and found guilty of the charges levelled against them, thus were summarily dismissed and charged to Magistrate Court, Owerri with Charge Sheet Number: No. OW/746C/2022,” he reiterated

 

He warned other officers against engaging in illicit operations and sharp practices.

 

(The Nation)

 

 

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