Police Demotes Officer for Assault, Incivility, Reprimands Another

...As IGP Tasks Officers on Professionalism, Respect for Fundamental Rights

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has reduced the rank of an erring officer, Adejoh Siaka from Inspector to Sergeant for assault, discreditable conduct and incivility to members of the public.

The incident which occured at Emouha, in Rivers State, was widely circulated on social media on Sunday April 9, 2023.

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According to a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the decision was taken following complaints and findings on video evidence, and a follow-up orderly room trial of the affected policemen by the Force Provost Marshal.

Similarly, one Sergeant Ndiwa Kpuebari who was also present at the scene but took no steps to discourage such inappropriate and shameful act was severely reprimanded.

However, one Inspector Friday Obaka, who was later discovered to have been absent from the scene of the skirmish was discharged unconditionally at the conclusion of the proceedings.

The police spokesperson further disclosed that the three Policemen will be posted out of Rivers State to other Commands and Formations to continue their police duties.

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The Inspector General of Police has therefore tasked officers and men of the Force to be diligent and uphold the lofty tenets of professional policing in the discharge of their duties with respect for the fundamental rights of all citizens in line with the provisions of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).

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Ismail Aniemu

Ismail Aniemu, Publisher of JournalNG and ghost writer, is a maritime journalist of over two decades' of practice with multidisciplinary background. He holds a masters degree in Transport Management from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology(LAUTECH) with bias for logistics. He is also an alumnus of the Times Journalism Institute where he obtained a post graduate diploma in Journalism. Email:

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