The Nigeria Police Force has fired Richard Gele, the Police Inspector who was caught in a viral video on July 25 defending and justifying extortion of members of the public and official corruption.

The Inspector, AP/No. 188547, was attached to Police Mobile Force 77 Squadron, Okene, Kogi State, and deployed to the Itobe – Anyigba Road, where the incident occurred, for the safety of road users and commuters.

The dismissed Inspector, from Benue state, joined the Force in September 2000. His dismissal came after he was subjected to an internal disciplinary mechanism and was found not guilty of the charges leveled against him in accordance with current laws governing police personnel’s conduct.

A statement released by CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, states;

”He therefore ceases to be a member of the Nigeria Police Force with immediate effect. The officer has been de-kitted and handed over to the Commissioner of Police, Kogi State, for further necessary action.

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, while expressing the staunch commitment of his administration at bequeathing policing standards in tandem with international best practices to the nation, warned all personnel to eschew extortion, unprofessionalism, official corruption and other inappropriate acts. The IGP urged them to display exemplary courage and patriotism in the discharge of their duties.”

Watch the viral video below…


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