INDISCIPLINE: POLICE DISMISSES CORPORAL OPEYEMI KADIRI FOR ASSAULT, DISOBEDIENCE TO LAWFUL ORDER
The Nigeria Police Force has dismissed Force No. 509745 Corporal Opeyemi Kadiri attached to Dolphin Divisional Headquarters, Lagos Police Command for gross misconduct, disobedience to lawful order, and assault on a member of the public captured in a viral video on August 3, 2022.
According to CSP OLUMUYIWA ADEJOBI, mnipr, mipra,FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, FORCE HEADQUARTERS ABUJA on August 12, 2022, 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.
Good to hear, this will serve as deterrent to intending custodian of the law to heed to extant directive from superior officer as well refrain from abuse of power, lawful citizen are to be protected not abused
The dismissal of the officer is too harsh and does not measured up with the offence.
The authority should look at the issue againg and repremand the officer to serve as a warning for him and others.