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Igp Idris Fires 14 Policemen Over Acts Of Misconduct

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BEVERLY HILLS, November 22, (THEWILL) – Fourteen (14) policemen have been dismissed from the Nigeria Police Force, NPF, for acts of misconduct ranging from aiding and abetting serious crimes, conspiracy with militants to the disappearance of explosives.

This was made known in a statement issued on Tuesday by the Force Public Relations Officer, FPRO, DCP Don Awunah, who listed the affected policemen as: ex ASP Yuguda Abbah, ex Sgt. Habila Sarki, ex Diphen Nimmyel, ex Sgt. Yasan Danda, ex Sgt. Abbas Mailalle and ex Sgt. Bwanason Tanko.

Others are: ex Sgt. Donan James, ex Cpl. Idris Salisu, ex Cpl. Zakari Kofi, ex Sgt. Musbahu Yahaya, ex Sgt. Ugenlo Sylvester, ex Sgt. Musa Umar, ex Cpl Omale Edicha and ex Sgt. Laibi Opakegba.

He said that the IGP was determined to ensure that Police duties and other responsibilities were carried out professionally without compromising integrity and allegiance to the nation and the force.

The FPRO explained that the Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris, upon assumption of duty, instituted strict measures to ensure that the conduct of officers conformed to international best practices and norms.

He said the aforementioned personnel of the force who used their official capacities to carry out misconduct were dealt with according to the law to serve as deterrent to others.

“The following personnel of the Force who erred and compromised in discharging their duties and betraying the official oath of office were arrested, subjected to internal disciplinary measures and punished according to the gravity of their offences.

“This unacceptable professional misconduct are categorised as follows: Aiding and abetting serious crimes, Conspiracy with militants and Disappearance of explosives.

“The IGP wishes to acknowledge and commend the patriotic and tireless police officers who are making sure that Nigeria is safe and secure especially at the flash points of the North East, North Central and South- South (Niger Delta).

“Their sacrifices will not go in vain; they will be adequately rewarded.

“Admittedly, these remarkable achievements are clear testimonies of inter-agency synergy between the police and our sister intelligence agencies,” he stated.

Awunah, who pointed out that the IGP recognised and appreciated the professional and institutional support of sister agencies, assured that the process to progressively sanitise the system of unprofessional and criminally-minded personnel will be sustained.