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Extortion: Police dismiss officer, suspend two others in Rivers

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The Nigeria police authorities have dismissed an officer and suspended two others involved in the alleged extortion of 3,000 USD from a Port Harcourt resident.

This is contained in a statement by the Rivers State Police Public Relations Officer, Grace Iringe-Koko, on Sunday.

The statement said while Inspector Michael Odey, one of the errant cops had already been dismissed, the other two, ASP Doubara Edonyabor and ASP Talent Mungo, have been suspended from office.

The PPRO said both officers have been officially suspended following approval from the Police Service Commission, PSC.

“As previously communicated during our press briefing on February 13, 2024, Inspector Michael Odey was found guilty and subsequently dismissed from duty, effective from 07/02/2024, following thorough Orderly room proceedings and a comprehensive review conducted by the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 16,” the statement read.

According to the police spokesperson, the indicted policemen had been arrested while the investigation was ongoing into the allegation.

She assured that the outcome of the police investigation would be made public.

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