NPF Dismisses Officer Caught Extorting Money From Motorists in a a Viral Video

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has dismissed one of its inspectors caught extorting money from motorists in a viral video that has been in circulation since July 25, 2022.

The Police inspector, Richard Gele, with Force number: AP/No. 188547, was until his dismissal, attached to Police Mobile Force  77 Squadron, Okene, in Kogi State.

 

The now dismissed Inspector Gele was later deployed to Itobe-Anyigba road, to ensure the safety of road users and commuters, before he decided to turn the route to a ‘commercial venue’ where he dignified and justified his unethical behaviour without any caution or remorse before he was videotaped which went viral shortly afterwards.

According to Police Force Public Relations Officer, CSP. Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the dismissed Inspector Gele, is a native of Benue State who  was enlisted into the Force in September 2000.

 

CSP. Adejobi confirmed that, Gele was dismissed from the Police Force after he had been subjected to internal disciplinary action; and being found guilty of the charges levelled against him in line with extant laws governing the conduct of police personnel, he was de-kitted and dismissed from the Force.

In spokesman Adejobi words, Inspector Richard Gele “ceases to be a member of the Nigeria Police Force with immediate effect.

“The officer has been de-kitted and handed over to the Commissioner of Police, Kogi State, for further necessary action.

 

“‘The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc(+), NPM, fdc, while expressing the staunch commitment of his administration at bequeathing policing standards in tandem with international best practices to the nation, warned all personnel to eschew extortion, unprofessionalism, official corruption and other inappropriate acts.

“The IGP urged them to display exemplary courage and patriotism in the discharge of their duties.”

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