…Places ASP On Suspension
The Inspector-General of Police,(IGP), Ibrahim Idris today approved the dismissal of three police Inspectors who carried out an illegal raid on the Abuja residence of elder statesman Chief Edwin Clark on Tuesday.
Also an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) has also been placed on suspension pending the determination of his case by the Police Service Commission (PSC).
Meanwhile, the informant, who gave police the false information that led to the illegal operation, has been charged before an Abuja court.
A statement issued at the Force Headquarters in Abuja today by the police image maker, Jimoh Moshood disclosed the decision taken on the issue by IGP.
“The Inspector General of Police has approved the dismissal from the service of the Nigeria Police Force, three Inspectors namely AP/No. 18858 Inspr Godwin Musa, AP/No. 225812 Inspr Sada Abubakar and AP/No. 225828 Inspr Yabo Paul, and the immediate interdiction of AP. No 158460 ASP David Dominic who were involved in the unauthorized, illegal and unprofessional misconduct in the search of the residence of Elder Statesman, Chief Edwin Clark in Asokoro, Abuja on 4th September, 2018. AP. No. 158460 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 statement reads in part.
It continued, “The gravity of the offences against the officer is serious in nature and dismissal from service is imminent. Consequently, the Inspector General of Police approved that AP. No 158460 ASP David 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 AP/No. 18858 Inspr. Godwin Musa, AP/No. 225812 Inspr. Sada Abubakar and AP/No. 225828 Inspr Yabo Paul, 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 suspect (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,” the statement further stated.