Dismissal of Police Officer Over Extortion Allegations

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The Rivers State Police Command has taken decisive action in response to allegations of kidnapping and extortion involving one Inspector Michael Odey. Odey stands accused of unlawfully extorting $3,000 from two individuals at gunpoint in Rivers.

Following thorough investigations and orderly room proceedings, Inspector Odey’s dismissal from the force has been confirmed. This decision was upheld by Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 16, Yenagoa, AIG Alifa Omata, after a comprehensive review.

According to SP Grace Iringe-Koko, the command’s spokesperson, the files of two other officers allegedly involved in the incident, ASP Doubara Edonyabo and ASP Talent Mungo, have been forwarded to police headquarters for further review. Both officers have been queried and recommended for dismissal by established procedures.

The recommendation for dismissal has been forwarded to the Secretary of the Nigeria Police Force for necessary action. However, the disciplinary process for Edonyabo and Mungo will involve a review by the Inspector General of Police and the Police Service Commission to ensure a fair resolution.

In light of ongoing investigations into two additional cases of a similar nature, all three officers remain in custody. The command urges residents to promptly report any misconduct by law enforcement agents, emphasizing that officers found guilty of misconduct will face appropriate actions to uphold fairness and justice.

The dismissal of Inspector Odey underscores the commitment of the Rivers State Police Command to maintaining integrity and accountability within its ranks, thereby fostering public trust and confidence in law enforcement agencies.

Soukaina Sghir

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