Lagos CP dismisses DPO over extortion

THE Lagos State Police has dismissed the Divisional Police Officer of the Okokomaiko Division, Emmanuel Edebagha, over his failure to monitor the officials in his unit efficiently.

Edebagha’s men had been indicted for extortion and misconduct.

The police spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin, disclosed this in a tweet on Saturday, April 15.

According to Hundeyin, the state commissioner of police, Idowu Owohunwa, ordered the immediate dismissal of the DPO for failing in his supervisory responsibility.

    Owohunwa also ordered disciplinary action against the DPO and the indicted officers.

    “CP Idowu Owohunwa has ordered the immediate removal of the DPO Okokomaiko for his lack of supervision of his men. CP Owohunwa has also ordered commencement of disciplinary action against him and all his indicted officers (who are already in the state headquarters),” Hundeyin wrote.


    The disciplinary action against the police officials followed a report that some officials attached to the Okokomaiko division extorted the sum of N100,000 from their victim.

    The report alleged that the police forcefully obtained money from him despite not finding anything incriminating on him.

    Beloved John is an investigative reporter with International Centre for Investigative Reporting.

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