- * Thrown Out Of Service For Acts Of Indiscipline, Assault, Disobedience To Lawful Order And Gross Misconduct
By Celestine Okafor (Editor-in-Chief) @CelestineOkaf11
The Nigeria Police Force, on Friday, announced the dismissal from service of Corporal Opeyemi Kadiri, with Force No.509745 and attached to Dolphin Divisional Headquarters, Lagos State Police Command, for gross misconduct, disobedience to lawful order, and assault on a member of the public as captured in a viral video on August 3, 2022.
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, Usman Alkali Baba, to that effect. He equally assaulted the commuter who attempted to bring the order to his notice. His dismissal takes effect from Friday, 12th of August, 2022.
A statement same Friday evening by the Spokesman of the Nigerian Police Force, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said "the Police hereby calls 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 calls on members of the public to ensure proper conduct in all encounters with police officers to avoid infractions which may be subject to prosecution. NNL.