For assaulting a Civilian and forcefully collecting and searching a commuter’s mobile telephone hand set, contrary to the Inspector – General Of Police directives, Corporal Opeyemi Kadiri, with official police No. 509745 has been dismissed from the Force.
The Nigeria Police Force said that Corporal Opeyemi Kadiri , who until his dismissal, was attached to Dolphin Divisional Headquarters, Lagos Police Command , lost his job for gross misconduct, disobedience to lawful order, and assault on a member of the public as captured in a viral video on August 3, 2022.
According to the Image Manager of the Force Mr. Olumuyiwa Adejobi , a Chief Superintendent Of Police,CSP, “Kadiri ,who enlisted into the Force on 6th December, 2016, was caught searching a commuter’s phone by the road side contrary to the directives of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, to that effect. He equally assaulted the commuter who attempted to bring the order to his notice. His dismissal takes effect from today the 12th of August, 2022.”
CSP Adejobi also Stated in his statement made available to Journalists, that the Police Force has therefore enjoined its officers and men to maintain professionalism and civility to members of the public in the discharge of their duties in line with extant laws. The Force also called upon members of the public to ensure proper conduct in all encounters with police officers to avoid infractions which may be subject to prosecution.
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