SHOW OF SHAME : As Police parade 9 corrupt officers

Published On: February 22, 2010, 1:56 am (10 years ago)
Author: Daniel Bosai
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Whenever Police authorities beat their chests asserting that they are one of the very few institutions in Nigeria that have zero tolerance for corruption, many people will look the other way.

In fact, many will boldly assert that their claim is the other way round. However, this Police claim got a boost  last Thursday in Lagos when men of the X squad at the Force Criminal Investigations Department (FCID),  Alagbon, publicly paraded nine members of the force for engaging in corrupt activities.

The officers who were  attached to various police formations in the Force were arrested for allegedly conducting illegal checking points at various highways within the country.  The arrested policemen were also caught collecting money from motorists plying their route.



Crime Guard learnt that on February 12th, 2010, officers attached to the  X Squad led by on (SP)  Amure Iliya Takobi who were on anti-corruption drive found squeezed N12, 000 in various denominations on six policemen attached to the Federal Highway Patrol.  The Policemen were conducting illegal check point at a spot popularly known as Aso Rock along the Lagos_ Benin Expressway.

Identities of the six policemen were given as (Insp) Rafiu Akinola, (Sgt) Hama Dogavi (Sgt) Dana Umar, (Cpl) Ason Usere Ikombosa and (Cpl) Adelowo Olaleka.

The other three arrested police officers were identified as (Pc) Leyi Isong attached to Ojo police division, (Pc) Stanley Okobia and Corporal Ley Kabomi.

The FCID Alagbon image_maker, Mr. Friday Achibong told reporters that detectives attached to X squad swung into action after getting series of complaints by members of the public about the nefarious activities of some of these policemen on the highway bordering on intimidation, harassment and extortion.



“In line with the Inspector-General of Police, Ogbonna Onovo anti-corruption posture and based on stern directives from the Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) in-charge of the squad, Innocent Chibike,  detectives attached to X squad swung into action and rounded them up after carrying out surveillance for hours along Lagos-Benin Highway.  During the operation, some of them fled abandoning their rifles.

We later recovered those rifles and we have spread our dragnet in search of them.  They will be made to face disciplinary action by the authorities to serve as a deterrent to other such corrupt officers still remaining in the force”.
When Crime Guard spoke with some of the officers during the parade, they pleaded for forgiveness assuring that they will never engage in such criminal activities again.


Posted: (10 years ago) on 22-02-2010 01:56 AM | Hero
Well done !
Nigerians welcome this kind of rude shock to those criminals in uniform
It should happen more frequently and should be more broad based . .
Once apprehended Let them face the music .  as found appropriate to deter their fellow colleagues who do not know any better.

THIS IS A TYPE OF SWOOP LONG OVERDUE IN EVERY SECTION  OF THE NIGERIAN PUBLIC SERVICE .
Posted: (10 years ago) on 22-02-2010 02:18 AM | Newbie
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see chum change

WHERE ARE DA DOLLARS OR EUROS AND POUNDS??

buh dis is good tho, buh we still have a long way to go


Posted: (10 years ago) on 22-02-2010 03:59 AM | Gistmaniac
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NA 2DAY E DON TAE
Posted: (10 years ago) on 22-02-2010 06:45 AM | Newbie
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This is sooooo great...if this can continue, those of us in foreign countries can feel safe coming home....God bless Nigeria.
Posted: (10 years ago) on 22-02-2010 07:24 AM | Newbie
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regular partikola inspection
Posted: (10 years ago) on 22-02-2010 08:32 AM | Gistmaniac
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thank u i stil need u to extnd these cheling to delta state,some mad oficers are on the road.worst than armed robers.
Posted: (10 years ago) on 22-02-2010 08:44 AM | Upcoming
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EHISE EHISE (m)
MAKE UNA LEAVE STORY,,,NA TODAY DEM START AM,,SHOUUUUUUUUU,,,,NA WA OOOOOOO,NAIJA...........
Posted: (10 years ago) on 22-02-2010 09:40 AM | Newbie
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WELL DONE
  Some of them are still collecting money from drivers, hope u come and carry them and make them pay for their deeds.
Posted: (10 years ago) on 22-02-2010 09:46 AM | Newbie
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hahahahahahahahahahaahaha

Posted: (10 years ago) on 22-02-2010 09:46 AM | Gistmaniac
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na today this one na their costum and tradition so no be new thing
Posted: (10 years ago) on 22-02-2010 09:49 AM | Gistmaniac
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is just bcos the no make returnt well
Posted: (10 years ago) on 22-02-2010 10:29 AM | Newbie
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is just bcos the no make returnt well
Posted: (10 years ago) on 22-02-2010 10:34 AM | Newbie
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is not the police man 4t  is there D.P.O who send the work.............................. come to Badagry to okoko  and  see police man on the way is not more 20 naira  100up
Posted: (10 years ago) on 22-02-2010 12:30 PM | Newbie
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thicken change, don,t he knows how much was found on mr tafa balogun ? the sack\dismiss I G
Posted: (10 years ago) on 22-02-2010 03:23 PM | Grande Master
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THANKS EHISE.NA U BIKO!WIZEN UP GUYS,E GO HARD TO STOP POLICE!
Posted: (10 years ago) on 22-02-2010 03:30 PM | Newbie
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Yesooooooooooo i need u people to come 2 Aba and do the same to those policemen standing on the road side exhorting money from people. 20 naira is important to police officers more than the lives of people.
Posted: (10 years ago) on 22-02-2010 03:36 PM | Newbie
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I thought the nigerian policemen have stopt collecting the usuall tith and offering from motorist.

After this show what next?
Posted: (10 years ago) on 22-02-2010 04:02 PM | Newbie
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Na today, out of thousands corrupt police officer, they only arrested 12 and want praises.who know how much dem collect from those wey dey say run away.
Posted: (10 years ago) on 22-02-2010 04:15 PM | Newbie
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welldone
Posted: (10 years ago) on 22-02-2010 04:28 PM | Newbie
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