Police Demote Inspector To Sergeant For Assaulting Civilian
The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has demoted one Adejoh Siaka from the rank of Inspector to Sergeant after he was caught on video assaulting a driver in Rivers State.
Force Pulic Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said this was as a result of complaints and findings on video evidence widely circulated on Sunday, April 9, 2023, on social media of assault, discreditable conduct and incivility to members of the public, at Emouha, Rivers State, and a follow-up orderly room trial of the affected policemen by the Force Provost Marshal.
He also said one Sergeant Ndiwa Kpuebari, who was also present at the scene but took no steps to discourage such inappropriate and shameful act was severely reprimanded.
However, one Inspector Friday Obaka, who was later discovered to have been absent from the scene of the skirmish, was discharged unconditionally at the conclusion of the proceedings.
The Police said in all, the three Policemen will be posted out of Rivers State to other Commands and formations to continue their police duties.
Meanwhile, the inspector-general of police has tasked officers and men of the Force to be diligent and uphold the lofty tenets of professional policing in the discharge of their duties with respect for the fundamental rights of all citizens in line with the provisions of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).