The Nigeria Police high command has dismissed a Corporal for alleged assault and disobedience to lawful order.
The dismissed officer, with Force No. 509745, was identified by police spokesman, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi as Corporal Opeyemi Kadiri attached to Dolphin Divisional Headquarters, Lagos Police Command.
According to Adejobi, “the corporal was dismissed for gross misconduct, disobedience to lawful order, and assault on a member of the public captured in a viral video on August 3, 2022.
“The dismissed officer who, enlisted into the Force on December 6, 2016, was caught searching a commuter’s phone by the roadside contrary to the directives of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP 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 today August 12, 2022.
“The Police hereby calls on officers and men of the police 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.”