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Police investigate 5 officers for abduction, N3m extortion

The AIG has ordered a high-powered investigation into the matter to uncover the facts behind the allegations for an informed disciplinary measure to be taken.

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Police investigate 5 officers for abduction, N3m extortion

The Nigeria Police Force is investigating five of its officers attached to the Zone 6 Police Headquarters in Cross River State over alleged abduction and extortion of N3million from their victims.

It was learnt that the officers, who are now in custody, allegedly carried out the act while on patrol along the Ikom-Calabar highway.

Zonal Police Public Relations Officer(PRO), SP Nelson Okpabi, issued a statement on Tuesday stating that the officers were alleged to have indulged in corrupt practices and unprofessional conduct.

“The Assistant Inspector-General of Police, (AIG) Zone 6 headquarters Calabar, AIG Jonathan Towuru, frowns at the unprofessional conduct of some police officers alleged to have abducted and fraudulently extorted N3,000,000 from an individual last week.

“The AIG has ordered a high-powered investigation into the matter to uncover the facts behind the allegations for an informed disciplinary measure to be taken.

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“Recall that Police Officers attached to the Zone, while on patrol along Ikom-Calabar highway, were alleged to have indulged in corrupt practices and unprofessional conduct.

“The five officers have been taken into custody and investigation has commenced,” he stated.

He further disclosed that the Assistant Inspector General of Police has vowed to ensure that appropriate disciplinary measures would be taken against the erring officers to serve as a deterrent to others.

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