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Police dismiss Corporal Opeyemi Kadiri for Illegal Searching of Citizen Phone, assault

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    The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has dismissed Corporal Opeyemi Kadiri with Force No. 509745, attached to Dolphin Divisional Headquarters, Lagos Police Command, for gross misconduct, disobedience to lawful order, and assault on a member of the public.

    Corporal Opeyemi Kadiri had been captured in a viral video circulating on social media on August 3, 2022, harassing a citizen in an attempt to search his phone.

    Force Public Relations Officier (FPRO), CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a press statement, Friday said the dismissed officer who, enlisted into the Force on December 6, 2016, was caught searching a commuter’s phone by the roadside contrary to the directives of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, to that effect.

    “He equally assaulted the commuter who attempted to bring the order to his notice. His dismissal takes effect from today the 12th of August, 2022.

    “The Police hereby call on officers and men of the Force to maintain professionalism and civility to members of the public in the discharge of their duties in line with extant laws.

    “The Force equally calls on members of the public to ensure proper conduct in all encounters with police officers to avoid infractions which may be subject to prosecution,” Adejobi added.

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