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Police probe officers over abduction, N3 million extortion allegation

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The Nigeria Police Force has initiated an investigation into five police officers attached to the Zone 6 Police Headquarters in Cross River State.

The officers are accused of allegedly abducting and extorting N3 million from a victim while on patrol along the Ikom-Calabar highway.

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SP Nelson Okpabi, the Zonal Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the incident in a statement on Tuesday, highlighting the officers’ alleged involvement in corrupt practices and unprofessional conduct.

“The Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone 6 headquarters Calabar, AIG Jonathan Towuru, has expressed disapproval of the unprofessional conduct exhibited by some police officers accused of abducting and fraudulently extorting N3,000,000 from an individual last week,” Okpabi stated.

He further elaborated, “The AIG has ordered a thorough investigation into the matter to uncover the truth behind the allegations and to facilitate appropriate disciplinary actions.”

According to Okpabi, the police officers have been detained while investigations are ongoing. He emphasized that AIG Towuru is committed to ensuring that stringent disciplinary measures are applied to the culpable officers as a deterrent to others.

The incident has sparked concerns about police misconduct and underscores ongoing efforts within the force to maintain professionalism and accountability in law enforcement practices.

Nigerian police officers excel at the U.S. training program

Earlier, Daily News 24 reported how the officers of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) have excelled at the just concluded US Special Program for Embassy Augmentation Response (SPEAR) team mission in Amman, Jordan.

This was revealed in a statement issued by ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the Force Public Relations Officer, on Sunday.

According to him: “The training, which commenced on the 10th of March 2024 and concluded on the 3rd of April 2024, was designed to enhance the team’s skills in responding to various emergencies and tactical situations.

“The program was conducted by the US Navy Seals and covered a wide range of topics, including several tactical drills and assessments, ensuring a well-rounded and thorough learning experience.

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