Police Corporal dismissed for assault, disobedience, indiscipline

The Nigeria Police Force has dismissed Force No. 509745 Corporal Opeyemi Kadiri attached to Dolphin Divisional Headquarters, Lagos Police Command.

Kadiri was dismissed for gross misconduct, disobedience to lawful order and assault on a member of the public captured in a viral video on August 3, 2022.

Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said in a statement on Friday that the dismissed officer who, enlisted into the Force on December 6, 2016, was caught searching a commuter’s phone by the road side contrary to the directives of the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, to that effect.

Adejobi also said that the dismissed Corporal equally assaulted the commuter who attempted to bring the order to his notice.

The FPRO said the dismissal takes effect from today, August, 12, 2022.

“The Police hereby calls 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,” Adejobi stressed.