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Police Corporal Opeyemi Kadiri Dismissed for Assault, Disobedience

The Nigeria Police Force on Friday announced the dismissal of one of its men, Corporal Opeyemi Kadiri (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 captured in a viral video on August 3, 2022.

The Force stated that Kadiri “was caught searching a commuter’s phone by the road side 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.”

Corporal Opeyemi Kadiri had barely spent six years in the service before this development having enlisted in the Force on 6th December, 2016.

The Police used the opportunity to remind 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 also appealed to members of the public to ensure proper conduct in all encounters with police officers to avoid infractions which may be subject to prosecution.

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