The Kwara State Police Command says six police officers have been dismissed in the state for various forms of misconduct. The four officers were dismissed at different times within the period of four months while many others were served various forms of punishment.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Kayode Egbetokun announced this on Thursday while meeting with the leadership of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), Tricycle Owners Association of Nigeria (TOAN), Hotel Owners Association, Okada Riders Association, Students’ Union Leaders, and Human Rights Activists in the state.
The police boss said 15armed robbery cases were tackled between May and October with the arrest of 27 suspects and recovery of 15 AK-47 rifles. Speaking concerning police brutality, he claimed Kwara State has not witnessed cases of extrajudicial killing, brutality, and harassment.
Egbetokun, therefore, appealed to the stakeholders to talk with their members on the need to maintain existing peace in the state. He hailed the youths for their peaceful conduct during the #EndSARS protest against police brutality and high handedness of the now-disbanded SARS operatives.