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Senior police officer, 3 other junior colleagues detained over N25k extortion

Four police officers including an Assistant Superintendent of Police who reportedly extorted N25,000 from a traveller while another was physically assaulted by one of the officers have been identified and detained at the Kogi State Criminal Investigations Department.

Kogi State Police spokesman, DSP William Ovye Aya, released the names of the officers as ASP Isah Barnabas, Inspector Ifediegwu Godwin, Sgt. Emmanuel Ochima and CPL. Umameh Mathias.

Senior police officer, 3 other junior colleagues detained over N25k extortionVictims of the incident have been enjoined to reach out to the Command (C) Screengrab

He said in a statement on Sunday that the Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) has been issued an official query while the three other junior officers are currently undergoing orderly room trial (Police internal disciplinary actions).

DSP Aya said the Commissioner of Police, Kogi State Police Command, CP Idrisu Dauda Dabban had condemned the incident.

He said the CP had noted that the Command is doing its best to establish contact with the victims.

The police command assured that any of the officers found wanting in the investigations would be dealt with accordingly.

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Emmanuel Ochima Ifediegwu Godwin Isah Barnabas Kogi State William Ovye Aya

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