For shamelessly dragging the police force image to the mud , in his unrestrained intoxication for extortion, the Nigeria Police Force yesterday dismissed one Richard Gele, the Police Inspector caught in a viral video dignifying and justifying extortion of the public and official corruption which trended from the 25th of July,
Inspector Gele with police force number AP/No. 188547, was until his dismissal, attached to Police Mobile Force , PMF 77 Squadron, Okene, Kogi State and deployed to the Itobe–Anyigba Road, for safety of road users and commuters, along the route, where the incident occurred.
The dismissed Inspector who hails from Benue State, was enlisted into the Force in September, 2000.
His dismissal came after subjection to internal disciplinary mechanism and being found wanting of the charges levelled against him in line with extant laws governing the conduct of police personnel.
He therefore ceases to be a member of the Nigeria Police Force with immediate effect.
The officer has been de-kitted and handed over to the Commissioner of Police, Kogi State, for further necessary action.
Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, expressed the staunch commitment of his administration at bequeathing policing standards in tandem with international best practices to the nation.
He warned all personnel to eschew extortion, unprofessionalism, official corruption and other inappropriate acts.
The IGP urged them to display exemplary courage and patriotism in the discharge of their duties.
This is contained in a statement made available to newsmen by Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi.