Police Detain Four Personnel Over Viral Extortion Video

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The Kogi state Commissioner of Police, Idrisu Dauda Dabban has assured the public of his administrations resolve to ensure that officers discharge their duty professionally and ethically even as he disclosed that four policemen have been  arrested for extorting N25,000 from a traveller while physically assaulting on another in a trending video.

The Commissioner disclosed this in a statement signed by the police spokesperson, William Aya, on Sunday.

Dabban said the command had also launched an investigation into the viral video allegation against the police personnel attached to Adogo Division.

The police commissioner maintained that any of the officers found wanting in the investigation would be dealt with accordingly.

According to the statement, they were alleged to have extorted N25,000 from a traveller and physically assaulted another while on patrol duty along Adogo-Okene road.

The police commissioner, while condemning the incident, revealed that the police officers had been identified and detained at the State Criminal Investigation Department.

According to him, they are Isah Barnabas, Ifediegwu Godwin, Emmanuel Ochima and Umameh Mathias.

He said that Barnabas had been issued an official query while the three junior officers were currently undergoing Orderly Room Trial (police internal disciplinary action).

The police commissioner noted that the command was doing its best to establish contact with the victims and enjoined them to reach out to the Command through the number 08107899269.

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