The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command, CP Idowu Owohunwa, on Wednesday, ordered the immediate removal of the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Meiran Police Station, Lagos State, for supervisory ineptitude.
The removal of the DPO followed an allegation of extortion by some policemen attached to the station against an engineer, Ibrahim Saliu.
Saliu had accused the policemen of extorting N200,000 from him on Saturday after detaining him and his brother, Olaiya Murtala, for not providing an identity card or the receipts for the iPhones found with his brother.
Police spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the removal of the DPO in a statement on Wednesday.
Hundeyin said that all the officers involved in the alleged extortion had been identified and were currently at the command headquarters, where their orderly room trial had commenced.
“The Commissioner of Police has ordered the immediate removal of the DPO of Meiran Police Station for leadership dereliction and supervisory ineptitude,” Hundeyin said.
“All the officers involved in the alleged extortion have been identified and are currently at the command headquarters, where their orderly room trial has commenced.”