The Inspector General of Police has approved the dismissal from the service of the Nigeria Police Force, three of the policemen who carried out a raid on the Abuja house of prominent Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark
The three affected cops who are in the rank of Inspector are:: (i) AP/No. 18858 Godwin Musa (ii) AP/No. 225812 Sada Abubakar and (iii) AP/No. 225828 Yabo Paul.
The police authority also ordered the immediate interdiction of AP. No 158460 ASP David Dominic who were involved in what is termed “the unauthorized, illegal and unprofessional misconduct in the search of the residence of Elder Statesman, Chief Edwin Clark in Asokoro, Abuja on 4thSeptember, 2018.”
ASP David Dominic was queried and being investigated for “discreditable conduct, negligence of duty and an act unbecoming of a Police officer which constitute Serious misconduct and if not checked can be inimical to the image of the Nigeria Police Force and violation of fundamental human rights of the Elder Statesman as provided for in the 1999 Nigeria Constitution as amended”.
The force noted that the gravity of the offences against the Dominic is serious in nature and could lead to his dismissal.
Consequently, the Inspector General of Police approved that Dominic Dominic, be on interdiction from service pending the determination of his case by the Police Service Commission.
The IGP also approved and upheld the dismissal from service of the three inspectors after the trio were tried under oath in Orderly Room Trial for discreditable conduct, Illegal duty, disobedience to lawful order and other misconduct contrary to the Rule of Law.
The suspected informant, Ismail Yakubu from Waru Village, Apo District, Abuja, has been charged to Upper Area Court Mpape, Abuja for giving false information and telling falsehood that misled police action.
By Gboyega Adeoye