POLICE INSPECTOR DISMISSED OVER $3,000 EXTORTION IN RIVERS

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The Rivers State Police Command has dismissed one Inspector Michael Odey for $3,000 extortion case.

Two Assistant Superintendents of Police, Doubara Edonyabo and Talent Mungo, who were accused of kidnapping and extortion of two other men alongside Odey.

But while Odey was dismissed, the others have been recommended to the Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun for dismissal.

The three police officers had whisked their victims to three different states before dispossessing them of $3,000, which is an equivalent of N4.2 million.

On Tuesday, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of Rivers State Command, Grace Iringe-Koko issued a statement.

In that statement, Iringe-Koko said after the money was recovered and handed over to the owners, Odey was dismissed from the police following the conclusion of orderly room proceedings.

“After a thorough investigation, two officers have been officially queried and recommended for dismissal as per established procedures.

“This recommendation has been swiftly forwarded to the Force Secretary for necessary action. Inspector Michael Odey’s case has progressed with the conclusion of orderly room proceedings.

“The findings have been reviewed by AIG Alifa Omata, the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 16, Yenagoa, who has upheld the recommendation of dismissal from the Force and has been relieved of his duty, effective February 7, 2024.”

It is important to note that all three officers remain in custody as investigations continue into two additional cases of similar nature. Updates on these investigations will be provided in due course.

“The disciplinary process for Assistant Superintendents of Police Doubara Edonyabo and Talent Mungo involves review by the Inspector General of Police and the Police Service Commission, ensuring a fair and just resolution.

“The Rivers State Police Command encourages residents to promptly report any misconduct by law enforcement agents. Be rest assured, all reports will be handled with the utmost seriousness, and appropriate actions will be taken to uphold fairness and justice.”

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