Three police officers have been terminated from their positions for engaging in armed robbery and extortion in Ogun.


The Ogun State Police Command has ousted three officers on allegations of armed robbery and extortion. The disclosure was made by the state Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alamutu, during the parade of suspects at the state headquarters in Eleweran, Abeokuta on Tuesday, January 30. The three dismissed officers, Inspector Taiwo Kolawole, Inspector John Ogbe, and Corporal Idowu Sunday, along with a civilian driver named Adesiyan Mathew, were arrested following a report by a student, Kashimao Emmanuel, of Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), Ijagun, Ijebu-Ode.

According to Alamutu, the complainant reported that he was accosted by a group of four armed men, one of whom wore a Police round neck camouflage, while the others were in civilian clothing. The gang demanded his phone, and when he resisted, a shot was fired into the air, compelling him to comply. The suspects then forcibly transferred N312,000 from his account to an Opay account. Further investigation revealed two additional complainants who identified the suspects for having previously robbed them in a similar manner.

Alamutu stated that the dismissed officers underwent an orderly room trial and will be charged to court soon

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