Imo CP Dismisses 11 Cops, Investigates 19 Others For Corruption


The Commissioner of Police in Imo State , Isaac Akinmoyede , has dismissed 11 policemen in the state for corruption .

According to the CP , no fewer than 19 others are currently being investigated by the command for corrupt practices and other unprofessional conducts .

Akinmoyede , who spoke during a radio programme in Owerri , the state capital , said the command had no tolerance for acts that put the image of the Nigeria Police Force in disrepute .

The CP disclosed that the dismissed policemen were found to had indulged in acts considered to be contrary to the oath they took during their enlistment into the Force .

He stressed that the acts were against the rule of engagements in NPF.

The CP advised the people of the state to keep bringing to his attention , actions of officers which negate the standard of professional engagements .

He said the command was also investigating issues of extortion of the citizens at checkpoints .

An official in the state command confirmed this to our correspondent , saying , “As of the last count, 11 officers have been dismissed from the force with about 19 being investigated in Imo State . They were found to have engaged in acts that damaged the image of the Nigeria Police Force . Acts , like impersonation , extortion and demand for money from people through bank transfers and so on.”

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