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Nigerian police dismisses two officers for armed robbery

The Nigeria Police Force has dismissed two Inspectors, Sunday Adetoye and Ogunleye Stephen, for allegedly engaging in armed robbery, official corruption and illegal duty.

According to a statement by the zonal spokesman, Umma Ayuba, the sacked officers were attached to the Zone 2 Command Headquarters, Onikan in Lagos state.

The Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 2, AIG Mohammed Ali, ordered their dismissal at the end of an Orderly Room trial.

Ayuba said Adetoye and Stephen, alongside two members of a vigilante group namely; Semiu Afisu and Abidoye Femi, and a driver identified as Charles John stormed a residence in Obada- Oko community in Ogun State armed with two Submachine SMG rifles and live ammunition at about 10:00 pm, on November 23, 2023.

They were said to have searched the apartment belonging to one Taiwo Monsuru and Akintola Sunday, without a warrant and made away with five iPhones, one Samsung smartphone, one Tecno smartphone and two laptop computers.

The statement read; “The AIG has directed that the dismissed officers be charged to court alongside the civilians involved, while he urges all officers and men of the force to remain professional in the discharge of their duties by the law, as anyone found wanting will be accountable for his or her action or inaction.

“He stressed that the current management of the Nigeria Police Force, under the leadership of IGP Kayode Egbetokun, would not tolerate any form of unprofessional and corrupt practice, while he implores members of the public to always report unprofessional conduct of officers and men, as the Police is always there for the protection of all”.

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