Police Dismiss Officer For Illegal Phone Search, Assault

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The Nigeria Police Force has dismissed an officer for disobeying an order related to the illegal search of phones and assaulting a member of the public captured in a viral video on August 3, 2022 assaulting a civilian.

Corporal Opeyemi Kadiri, before his dismissal, was attached to Dolphin Divisional Headquarters, Lagos Police Command.

Announcing his dismissal in a statement by Force spokesperson, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the police stated that his dismissal took effect from August 12, 2022.

The NPF further called on officers and men of the Force to maintain professionalism and civility to members of the public in the discharge of their duties in line with extant laws, urging members of the public to ensure proper conduct in all encounters with police to avoid infractions that may lead to prosecution.

“The dismissed officer who, enlisted into the Force on 6th December, 2016, was caught searching a commuter’s phone by the road side contrary to the directives of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc(+), NPM, fdc, to that effect.

“He equally assaulted the commuter who attempted to bring the order to his notice. His dismissal takes effect from today the 12th of August, 2022.

“The Police hereby calls on officers and men of the Force to maintain professionalism and civility to members of the public in the discharge of their duties in line with extant laws.

“The Force equally calls on members of the public to ensure proper conduct in all encounters with police officers to avoid infractions which may be subject to prosecution.”




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