Police nab 3 officers for extorting N30m from FCT resident

The Nigerian Police Force (NPF) has announced the arrest of three officers attached to the Special Tactical Squad (STS) for extorting N30.3 million from a resident of Abuja.

Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on Friday in Abuja read: “Following the recent act of extortion by some officers of the Nigeria Police attached to the Special Tactical Squad in Abuja who extorted a member of the public of the sum of N30,300,000 which was brought to the notice of the Force via the X Platform, the Nigeria Police wishes to announce that significant progress has been made in apprehending the officers and their accomplices responsible for this unprofessional conduct as the squad who initially escaped upon commencement of investigations have been arrested and are currently in custody.”

He said the Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun, as part of commitment to upholding the highest standards of integrity and accountability within the NPF 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 NPF 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 behavior not only tarnishes the reputation of the Force but also undermines the collective efforts to maintain law and order in our country.

“The NPF 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 recognises that transparency and accountability are paramount in maintaining public trust and will continue to take decisive action against any misconduct within our ranks,” Force PRO added.