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  • Updated: May 27, 2024

Policeman caught extorting money from motorists in viral video demoted

Policeman caught extorting money from motorists in viral vid

The Imo State Police Command has taken disciplinary action against an officer caught extorting money from motorists in a viral video.

Inspector Isong Osudueh, attached to the Counter Terrorism Unit, CTU, in Owerri, has been recommended for a reduction in rank after orderly room proceedings.

The supervisory officer has also been issued an official query for lack of supervision.

"The Command will not condone any act of extortion or misconduct by its personnel," said Commissioner of Police, CP Aboki Danjuma.

"We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of professionalism, transparency, and integrity among our officers, and we will take decisive action against anyone who fails to meet these standards."

The Commissioner warned that supervisory officers who fail to carry out their oversight duties will face severe sanctions, saying, "Any supervisory officer who fails to carry out his oversight duties will be severely sanctioned. We will not tolerate any form of negligence or dereliction of duty."

The disciplinary actions demonstrate the Command's commitment to maintaining high standards of professionalism, transparency, and integrity among its personnel.

The CP urged residents to continue supporting the Police and other security agencies with timely and actionable information to ensure public safety, saying, "We urge the well-meaning residents of the State to continue to support the Police and other security agencies with timely and actionable information in our unwavering commitment to ensuring public safety."

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