The Ogun State Police Command said three of its Inspectors were caught on camera extorting commercial motorcyclists.
The command identified the officers as Inspector Ikhanorba Lucky, Inspector Paul Sunday, and Inspector Edwin Ekeogu.
A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, Omolola Odutola, said the Inspectors, on October 19, were involved in “an incident of professional misconduct while on visibility policing duty at Maawu Bus stop in Agbado area of the State.”
Odutola explained that, “These officers were caught on camera flagrantly extorting money from commercial motorcyclists in contravention of the Police Act and Regulations.”
She added that the “inappropriate actions of the three policemen were subsequently shared on social media.”
Odutola spoke further that the State Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alamutu, has strongly condemned the “unprofessional act” of the three men.
“To address this misconduct, the Command has activated appropriate disciplinary measures against the erring personnel to ensure that they are held accountable for their misconduct and to serve as a deterrent to others who might be tempted to toe this ignoble path,” Odutola said on Sunday.
Abiodun, according to the statement, emphasised his commitment to upholding professional standards within the force to sustain avowed quality service delivery to the citizens and sustain public trust and confidence in Nigeria Police Force.