Police Officer Removed from Duty Over Extortion Case in Delta State

Afaf Fahchouch
Afaf Fahchouch
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The Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Abaniwonda Olufemi, has taken swift action following reports of extortion by a senior officer. SP Ibrahim Ishaku, the Divisional Crime Officer at the Abraka Division, has been relieved of his duties over an alleged extortion amounting to N2,465,000.

The decision was announced by the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Edafe Bright, in a statement issued on Wednesday.

According to the statement, CP Abaniwonda Olufemi acted promptly upon receiving the report of extortion involving SP Ibrahim Ishaku. The Commissioner directed both the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Abraka and SP Ibrahim Ishaku to report to the headquarters for further investigation.

Upon reviewing the details of the incident, CP Olufemi ordered the immediate removal of SP Ibrahim Ishaku from his position as Divisional Crime Officer and issued him a query for misconduct.

In his response, CP Olufemi reiterated the command’s commitment to upholding integrity and professionalism within the police force. He emphasized that any officer found engaging in misconduct, extortion, or incivility towards the public will face decisive action.

This move underscores the Delta State Police Command’s zero-tolerance policy towards corruption and unethical behavior among its officers. It is hoped that this swift response will serve as a deterrent to others and reinforce the importance of maintaining trust and accountability within law enforcement agencies.

Meanwhile, in a separate incident reported by PUNCH Online, the Rivers State Police Command announced the dismissal of Inspector Michael Odey over his involvement in a $3,000 extortion case. Odey, along with two Assistant Superintendents of Police, stands accused of kidnapping and extorting two individuals.


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