Police dismisses officer for searching commuter’s mobile phone on roadside

The Nigeria Police Force has dismissed a police corporal, Opeyemi Kadiri attached to Dolphin Divisional Headquarters, Lagos Police Command for gross misconduct, disobedience to lawful order, and assault on a member of the public captured in a viral video on August 3, 2022.

Penpushing reports that, the Force Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi in a statement said the dismissed policeman has force number 509745, who enlisted into the Force on 6th December, 2016

The statement added that, Kadiri  was caught searching a commuter’s phone by the road side contrary to the directives of the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba,adding that his dismissal takes effect from  12th of August, 2022.

Penpushing further reports that the force spokesman in the statement added that the dismissed officer equally assaulted the commuter who attempted to bring the order to his notice, and emphasized need for policemen to maintain professionalism

The Police hereby calls on officers and men of the Force to maintain professionalism and civility to members of the public in the discharge of their duties in line with extant laws’, the statement stressed.

Penpushing also reports that, the statement said the force equally called on 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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