Kogi State Police Command in North-Central Nigeria says it has commenced investigations into a trending video where its personnel attached to Adogo Division, while on patrol duty along Adogo-Okene Road, reportedly extorted the sum of N25,000 from a traveler while another was physically assaulted by one of the men in uniform.
State Commissioner of Police, Idrisu Dauda Dabban, while condemning the incident, noted that the Police officers have been identified and detained at the State Criminal Investigation Department.
The Police named the officers as ASP Isah Barnabas, Inspector Ifediegwu Godwin, Sergeant Emmanuel Ochima and Corporal Umameh Mathias who physically assaulted one of the travellers.
The Assistant Superintendent of Police has been issued an official query while the three other junior officers are currently undergoing orderly room trial.
The CP further noted that the Command is doing its best to establish contact with the victims as it has set out intelligence and machineries to get them.
The Police enjoined the victims to reach out to the Command through 08107899269, while assuring that any of the officers found wanting in the investigations would be dealt with accordingly.
(Editor: Terverr Tyav)