Police dismiss Corporal Opeyemi Kadiri for assault, disobedience to lawful order

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The Nigeria Police Force has dismissed Corporal Opeyemi Kadiri with 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.

A statement signed by Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi said the dismissed officer who, enlisted into the Force on 6th December 2016.

It would be recalled that the officer, was caught searching a commuter’s phone by the roadside contrary to the directives of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba.

The statement noted that the officer equally assaulted the commuter who attempted to bring the order to his notice, adding that his dismissal takes effect from the 12th of August, 2022.

The Police hereby called on 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 equally calls on members of the public to ensure proper conduct in all encounters with police officers to avoid infractions which may be subject to prosecution,” the statement noted.