Police Force Demotes Officer Seen In Viral Video Extorting Money From Motorists In Owerri 

By Damilare Adeleye

The Imo State Police Command has stated that it has demoted an officer, identified as Inspector Isong Osudueh, for exhibiting a shameful and unprofessional act while on duty.

It was learnt that the officer, attached to the Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU), was seen in a viral video extorting money from motorists along Owerri-Onitsha express road.

ASP Okoye Henry, The Police Public Relations Officer in Imo State, made this known in a statement issued on Monday.

He said, “The disciplinary actions taken against the erring officer underscore the Command’s unwavering commitment to maintaining the highest standards of professionalism, transparency, and integrity among its personnel, while effectively discharging its lawful duties and entrenching public trust and confidence.

“While strongly condemning the embarrassing act, the Commissioner of Police, CP Aboki Danjuma, reiterates that the Command under his watch will not condone any act of extortion or misconduct by its personnel and warns that any supervisory officer who fails to carry out his oversight duties will be severely sanctioned.

“To this end, the CP urges the well-meaning residents of the State to continue to support the Police and other security agencies with timely and actionable information in their unwavering commitment to ensuring public safety.”