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Police dismisses officer over assault, disobedience

By Paul Michael

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has again dismissed an officer, Corporal Opeyemi Kadiri from the Force over assault of a citizen, gross misconduct and disobedience to lawful order.

Kadiri was seen in a video that went viral on social media on August 3, 2022, assaulting a member of the public.

It was gathered that the officer was searching the mobile phone of a commuter by the road side, contrary to an order of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba.

When the said commuter tried to draw his attention to the order of the IGP, the Kadiri began to assault the individual.

In reaction to the unruly attitude of the Kadiri, the NPF in a statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on Friday night, dismissed him, while calling on all officers and man of the Force to be professional in their conduct.

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The statement said, “The Nigeria Police Force has dismissed Force No. 509745 Corporal Opeyemi Kadiri attached to Dolphin Divisional Headquarters, Lagos Police Command for gross misconduct, disobedience to lawful order, and assault on a member of the public captured in a viral video on August 3, 2022.

POLICE“The dismissed officer who, enlisted into the Force on 6th December, 2016, was caught searching a commuter’s phone by the road side contrary to the directives of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc(+), NPM, fdc, to that effect. He equally assaulted the commuter who attempted to bring the order to his notice. His dismissal takes effect from today the 12th of August, 2022.

“The Police hereby calls on officers and men of the Force to maintain professionalism and civility to members of the public in the discharge of their duties in line with extant laws.

“The Force equally calls on members of the public to ensure proper conduct in all encounters with police officers to avoid infractions which may be subject to prosecution.”

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