Edo Police arrest seven officers for corruption


The Edo State Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Abutu Yaro has set up an Ad-Hoc committee headed by the Assistant Commissioner of Police, Operations, Mr James Chu to investigate all cases of official corruption of officers and men of the Edo State Command.

Alhaji Yaro said that the committee was established as a result of an online video currently making the rounds on Twitter where a policeman was seen engaging in an extortion conversation with a road user identified as Arc Bolu on social media.

A statement by the assistant spokesperson of the command Jennifer Iwegbu revealed the identify erring policeman on the viral video as Constable Victor Osabuohien.

Iwegbu said that the policeman in the viral video has been arrested and is currently undergoing investigation.

She said that the Command’s Provost Marshall, Mr Avanrenren Godwin was appointed as deputy chairman of the committee.

The spokesperson disclosed that six other policemen have been arrested before now on the grounds of official corruption and are undergoing investigations while awaiting disciplinary actions.

He listed their names as God’spower Ijebu with AP/No 135192, ASP Ebatamole Philip (AP/No 199776, Inspector Ademola Benjamin (AP/No 271855), Inspector Inaite Vincent (AP/No 271825), Inspector Robert Esikise (AP/No 271897) and Inspector Adefaye Samuel (AP/No 200713). (Nigerian Tribune)

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