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Police Disown Officers Alleged Of Extortion In Viral Video

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Oyo State Police Command on Friday said it had begun an inquiry into the allegations of misconduct levelled against some suspected officers of the Command.

Speaking through the Command’s Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), the Command said it frowns at the attitude of the officers in the viral footage.

Osifeso, in a statement, explained that the officers alleged in the about two minutes video which has gone viral on social media have not be confirmed as operating within the Command, noting that the Command had intensified effort to apprehend all those involved in the act.

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Police Disown Officers Alleged

Police Disown Officers Alleged

He said: “The attention of the Oyo State Police Command was on Thursday 07/10/2021 drawn to a 1minute 50 seconds video made by one Emmanuel Jesugbemi, ‘m’, alleging that he was at gunpoint, robbed of his handset and cash to the tune of N150,000 by rogue Police Operatives, purportedly attached to the Command around Apata area, under Ido LGA in Ibadan.

“It is worthy to note that the Command frowns at this serious misconduct and wishes to intimate members of the public that the matter was immediately escalated through an investigative inquiry set up by the Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Police Command, CP Ngozi Onadeko upon its receipt.

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“Preliminary investigations have revealed the alleged culprit identified by the victim does not serve under Oyo State Command but was rather in the jurisdiction on other yet-to-be-specified duties.

“Furthermore, investigations are in top gear to apprehend all the officers involved in the unpleasant actions of Thursday 07/10/2021 for their various involvements with the assurances of adequate sanctions meted out on all guilty parties upon recommendations from the Investigation panel.”

Police Disown Officers Alleged

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