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FCT Police confirm arrest of officers in viral extortion video

By   Odita Sunday, Head Defence/Security Affairs, Abuja
27 December 2021   |   4:23 am
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Commissioner of Police, Sunday Babaji has ordered the arrest and probe of Police officers in a viral extortion video.

Commissioner of Police FCT Police Command, CP Babaji Sunday PHOTO: Odita Sunday

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Commissioner of Police, Sunday Babaji has ordered the arrest and probe of Police officers in a viral extortion video.
  
Spokesperson for the command, Josephine Adeh said the officers, who were on traffic duty along Area 11 where a young man, whose identity is yet to be identified was intercepted and extorted, have been taken into custody and are currently under investigation towards unravelling facts surrounding the situation.
  
According to her, the Command wishes to call on anyone who has a way of reaching out to the young man in the video to avail the Command with his contact details or to relay a message of invitation to the Public Relations Office of the Command.

 
She said the CP,  who received the news with shock, described the attitude of the officers as a discreditable conduct, an act unbecoming of Police Officers, and a total deviation from the core values of uprightness expected of Police officers,” she said.
  
Adeh stressed that the CP has stated that the act is unacceptable and will not be condoned in the command as there will be no delay in the administration of a commensurate disciplinary action.
  
She said: “In the light of the above, CP while restating the assurance of the Command’s unflinching commitment towards service in line with  standard best practices , wishes to remind residents of the availability of the Public Complaints Bureau line, 0902 222 2352, a number specially  created for members of the public to report any unprofessional conduct of  Police officers while discharging their duties.

“Finally, while urging residents to not relent in cooperating with the Police with relevant information to fight crime in the FCT, the command implores residents to report all suspicious movements, emergencies or distresses through the following lines: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653 and 08028940883.”