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Police Dismiss Two Officers For Robbery, Illegal Duty



Two Police Inspectors, Sunday Adetoye and Ogunleye Stephen, attached to Zone 2 Command Headquarters, Onikan, Lagos, have been dismissed for offences, which the zone described as armed robbery, official corruption and illegal duty.

Their dismissal was ordered by the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 2, Mohammed Ali, at the end of an Orderly Room trial.

Inspectors Adetoye with Force number 279495 and Stephen with Force number 223521, alongside two members of a Vigilante Group, identified as Semiu Afisu and Abidoye Femi, a driver identified as Charles John, reportedly stormed a residence in Obada- Oko community in Ogun State, at about 10 pm, on November 23, 2023.

They were said to have been armed with two Submachine SMG rifles and live ammunition.

They reportedly searched the apartment belonging to one Taiwo Monsuru and Akintola Sunday, without a warrant and made away with five iPhones, one Samsung smartphone, one Tecno smartphone and two laptop computers.

Explaining how they were arrested, the Zonal Public Relations Officer, SP Umma Ayuba, said “Police officers attached to Ifo Division mounted a roadblock after other residents of the apartment informed them of the incident, with the description of the vehicle. That led to the apprehension of the occupants of the vehicle, without ASP Ajayi Victor who led the illegal operation. He is currently at large.

“The AIG has directed that the dismissed officers be charged to court alongside the civilians involved, while he urges all officers and men of the force to remain professional in the discharge of their duties by the law, as anyone found wanting will be accountable for his or her action or inaction.”