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Osun police dismiss 7, nab hemp dealers

By Gbenga OLARINOYE, Osogbo
Osun  State Police Command has dismissed seven police officers of the command for allegedly committing professional misconduct.

Briefing newsmen in Osogbo yesterday, the command Public Relations Officer, Mr Clement Akinola (ASP) stated that three of the affected police officers were dismissed for allegedly killing some civilians in the state.

The four others, according to the command’s spokesperson, were dismissed for allegedly stealing four unregistered motorcycles.

The killer cops, the Police PRO said, are Corporal Muhammed Ismaila who killed one Adewumi Adeluwo, a student of the Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, at Oogi village on New Year eve.

Also dismissed was the killer of Septuagenarian Alabi Odesiji, Corporal Ogunbadero Omololu attached to 39PMF, Osogbo.  Another policeman attached to a serving senator, Sgt Samson Ojediran, was also dismissed for allegedly killing one Ojo Oni in Ede on the 18th December 2009.

The three policemen who are currently remanded in prison custody on the order of an Osogbo Magistrate court, were accused of misuse and unprofessional use of firearms.

The PPRO, who reiterated that the present administration of IGP Ogbonna Onovo, has zerotolerance for indiscipline and unprofessional conduct, said the Force would continue to flush out bad eggs from the Police.

Akinola said the four policemen, Corporal Akande Adekunle, PC Babatunde Bello, PC Farola Muyiwa and PC Oladiti Wasiu conspired to steal four motorcycles from their riders at Olaiya junction Osogbo and thereafter sold the bikes to some civilians between N40,000 and N60, 000.

The police also paraded 10 suspects who claimed to be members of Odua People’s Congress (OPC) for allegedly being in possession of 21 bags of Indian Hemp. He said the suspects were arrested in Ikire on December 21,

2009 and are currently undergoing interrogation at the state CID and would soon be handed over to the NDLEA.


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