1 February 2013

Nigeria: Police Corporal Dismissed for Stealing Motorcycle in Lagos

Lagos — Goroye Folagade, a police corporal, has been dismissed from the Nigeria Police Force for stealing a motorcycle in Lagos. Until his dismissal from the force, the corporal was attached to Ikorodu police division.

The dismissed cop was said to have seized the motorcycle from its owner simply identified as Saheed a few days after Christmas having violated the Lagos traffic laws but could not produce the same afterwards, claiming that it had been taken to Alausa.

A statement by Lagos Police Public Relations Officer Ngozi Braide said the corporal was given an Orderly Room Trial before he was dismissed.

The statement said the offence for which the suspect was tried is contrary to paragraph (E) of the First Schedule of Police Act and Regulation 370 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 1990.

"The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, promptly reviewed the proceedings and upheld the findings of guilt and thereby approved subject's dismissal from the force with effect from January 16, 2013," it added.

Ngozi said the corporal uniforms and other items belonging to the Nigeria Police Force that was in his custody before his trial had been retrieved from him, saying he had been arraigned at the Chief Magistrate's Court 11, Ikorodu.

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