Police Inspector Sacked for Extortion in Rivers State

Police Inspector Sacked for Extortion in Rivers State

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An Inspector identified as Odey has been dismissed from the police force following an incident of extortion in Rivers State. Naija News reports that Odey’s dismissal came after the conclusion of an orderly room trial.

Odey, along with two Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASPs), was accused of extorting 3,000 USDT from a young man in the state.

A press statement released by the spokesperson for Rivers Police Command, Grace Iringe-Koko, on Tuesday confirmed the incident and stated that the other two implicated ASPs have also been recommended for dismissal. However, due to their higher rank, these recommendations have been forwarded to the office of the Inspector General of Police.

The press statement issued reads as follows:


“The Rivers State Police Command is providing an update regarding an ongoing investigation into an extortion incident involving three Police Officers. As part of our commitment to transparency and accountability, we are providing the following information:

“After a thorough investigation, two Officers have been officially queried and recommended for dismissal as per established procedures.

“This recommendation has been swiftly forwarded to the Force Secretary (FORSEC) for necessary action. Inspector Michael Odey’s case has progressed with the conclusion of Orderly Room Proceedings.

“The findings have been reviewed by AIG Alifa Omata, the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 16, Yenagoa, who has upheld the recommendation of dismissal from the Force and has been relieved of his duty, Effective 7th February 2024.

“It is important to note that all three Officers remain in custody as investigations continue into two additional cases of similar nature. Updates on these investigations will be provided in due course. The disciplinary process for Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASPs) Doubara Edonyabo and Talent Mungo involves review by the Inspector General of Police and the Police Service Commission, ensuring a fair and just resolution.

“The Rivers State Police Command encourages residents to promptly report any misconduct by law enforcement agents. Be rest assured, all reports will be handled with the utmost seriousness, and appropriate actions will be taken to uphold fairness and justice.

“For further information or to report incidents, please contact the Rivers State Police Command Public Relations Officer,” the release stated.

It is noted that last month, the three corrupt policemen were apprehended and publicly displayed for their alleged involvement in extortion in the state.

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