Special Tactical Squad Officers Allegedly Involved In N30.3m Extortion Arrested

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Ayuba Sanusi 

FORCE Public Relations Officer (FPRO) of the Nigeria Police Force, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, early this morning, announced the arrest of officers of the Special Tactical Squad in Abuja who reportedly extorted a member of the public of the sum of Thirty Million, Three Hundred Thousand Naira (N30,300,000.00). 

According to the Police mouthpiece, the malfeasance was brought to the notice of the Force via the X platform. 

While noting that significant progress has been made in apprehending the officers and their accomplices responsible for the unprofessional conduct the squad who initially escaped upon commencement of investigations have been arrested and are currently in custody.

ACP Adejobi also said that the Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, as part of his commitment to upholding the highest standards of integrity and accountability within the Nigeria Police Force, has ordered the commencement of disciplinary proceedings to ensure that justice is served swiftly and decisively.

“These disciplinary measures underscore the zero-tolerance stance of the Nigeria Police Force towards any form of misconduct or corruption among its ranks. 

“The IGP also emphasized the imperativeness that those found to have violated the trust placed in them by the public face the full consequences of their actions, as such behaviour not only tarnishes the reputation of the Force but also undermines the collective efforts to maintain law and order in our country.

“The Nigeria Police Force remains resolute in its quest to uphold the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, and accountability. As guardians of public safety and the rule of law, we are deeply committed to ensuring that all officers adhere strictly to ethical conduct and demonstrate staunch integrity in the discharge of their duties. 

“The NPF recognizes that transparency and accountability are paramount in maintaining public trust and will continue to take decisive action against any misconduct within our ranks”, ACP Adejobi stated.  

 

Eighteen-Eleven Media 

 

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