Imo CP dismisses 11 Cops, Investigates 19 others for corruption

Imo CP dismisses 11 Cops, Investigates 19 others for corruption

The Commissioner of Police in Imo State, Isaac Akinmoyede, has dismissed 11 policemen in the state for corruption. According to the CP, no fewer than 19 others are currently being investigated by the command for corrupt practices and other unprofessional conducts. Akinmoyede, who spoke during a radio programme in Owerri, the state capital, said the command had no tolerance for acts that put the image of the Nigeria Police Force in disrepute. The CP disclosed that the dismissed policemen were found to had indulged in acts considered to be contrary to the oath they took during their enlistment into the Force. He stressed that the acts were against the rule of engagements in NPF. The CP advised the people of the state to keep bringing to his attention, actions of officers which negate the standard of professional engagements. He said the command was also investigating issues of extortion of the citizens at checkpoints. An official in the state command confirmed this to our correspondent, saying, “As of the last count, 11 officers have been dismissed from the force with about 19 being investigated in Imo State. They were found to have engaged in acts that damaged t

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Gun men attack police men, snatch rifles

Suspected armed robbers have attacked policemen at Egbu in Owerri and Owerre Nkworji in the Nkwerre Local Government Area of Imo State, respectively The robbers attacked the policemen at Nkwerre on Monday, gave a sergeant machete cuts and snatched his service rifle. Our correspondent learnt that the armed robbers set ablaze the operational vehicles of the policemen. Our source said that the sergeant, who was rushed to hospital in Orlu with multiple machete cuts, died on Tuesday. The source said, “Hoodlums suspected to be robbers on Monday attacked policemen at Owerre Nkworji. The Siena vehicle the policemen were in was set ablaze. One of the police officers was given several machete cuts. He was rushed to a hospital at Orlu. He died on Tuesday.” Similarly, hoodlums on Tuesday attacked policemen at Egbu in Owerri, the state capital. Eyewitnesses told our correspondent that the hoodlums, who laid siege, snatched a service rifle from one of the officers and equally gave one of the officers machete cuts. Our correspondent learnt that the wounded cop was rushed to an undisclosed hospital. When contacted the state Commissioner of Police, Isaac Akinmoyede, conf

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