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Nigerian police dismisses officer for searching commuter’s phone

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Corporal Opeyemi Kadiri

The Nigeria Police Force has dismissed Corporal Opeyemi Kadiri with the following Force No. 509745 who is 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.

His disgraceful dismissal from service was contained in a statement made by the Force spox, Olumuyiwa Adejobi.

The dismissed officer 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, psc(+), NPM, fdc, 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.

The Police hereby called 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 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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