Edo police misconduct: IGP disbands team

The police team responsible for running over a citizen at Ekpoma, Edo State, has been disbanded by the acting Inspector-General of Police, IGP Olukayode Egbetokun.

Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, made the disclosure in a statement on Thursday, in Abuja.

The statement said: “In a bold move to address the unprofessional conduct of some Police Officers attached to the Edo State Police Command, who were responsible for running over a citizen at Ekpoma, the acting IGP Olukayode Egbetokun, has taken the decisive action of disbanding the team forthwith.

Members of the disbanded police team in Edo State

“This step aims to regularize and standardize police operations in the axis and restore public trust in the Police Force.

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“Additionally, the operatives involved are currently facing disciplinary charges and administrative procedures.

“This move underscores the commitment of the IGP to hold officers accountable for their actions which will never be tolerated in the Nigeria Police Force.

“The IGP reiterates his commitment to ensuring the highest standards of professionalism and ethics, while urging members of the public to always cooperate with Police Officers in the discharge of their statutory duties,” the statement added.

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