Police in viral video lands in soup, fired

The Nigeria Police Force has approved immediate dismissal of the Inspector, Mr. Richard Gele, captured in a viral video while frontally justifying extortion and official corruption on July 25, 2022.

The Tabloid.net gathered that until he met his Waterloo, Inspector-AP/No. 188547-was attached to the Police Mobile Force 77 Squadron, Okene, Kogi State and deployed to the Itobe–Anyigba Road.

Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, a Chief Superintendent of Police, confirmed that the de-kitted Inspector hails from Benue State and was enlisted into the Force in September, 2000.

The FPRO said, “His dismissal came after subjection to internal disciplinary mechanism and being found wanting of the charges levelled against him in line with extant laws governing the conduct of police personnel. He therefore ceases to be a member of the Nigeria Police Force with immediate effect. The officer has been de-kitted and handed over to the Commissioner of Police, Kogi State, for further necessary action.”

Adejobi added that Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba had expressed commitment of his administration at bequeathing policing standards in tandem with international best practices to the nation.

The IGP, according to Adejobi, warned “all personnel to eschew extortion, unprofessionalism, official corruption and other inappropriate acts. The IGP urged them to display exemplary courage and patriotism in the discharge of their duties.”


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