A police Inspector, Richard Gele, who was caught in a recent viral video dignifying and justifying extortion of motorists has been dismissed from the force.
The man was caught justifying extortion of motorists and bribery at a road block on Itobe – Anyigba road of Kogi State.
Gele, was seen in a video that trended from the 25th of July, 2022 openly demanding bribe from a motorist while also justifying the extortion.
He was dismissed after he was subjected to internal disciplinary mechanism, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, spokesperson for Nigeria Police Force said in a statement.
He added that Gele who until his dismissal, was attached to Police Mobile Force 77 Squadron, Okene, Kogi State was enlisted into the Force in September, 2000.
“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,” Adejobi added.
“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,” he added.