Kwara state police command Thursday said that in the last four months, it has dismissed six police officers for alleged misconduct.
The state police Commissioner Kayode Egbetokun said this in Ilorin, the state capital at a stakeholders meeting with 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.
Mr Egbetokun added that he approved the dismissal of another police officer on Wednesday this week also for alleged professional misconduct.
The police boss, who said that his command did not condone indiscipline among its officers, added that many police officers had been served various forms of punishment.
The commissioner said that, though, the SARS had been disbanded, added that the command recorded 15 armed robbery cases between May and October with arrest of 27 suspects and recovery of 15 AK-47 rifles.
He said that the state had not witnessed cases of police extra judicial killing, brutality and harassment, adding that cases of police extortion had reduced drastically.
Egbetokun, who appealed to the stakeholders to talk with their members on the need to maintain existing peace and harmony in the state, said he was proud of peaceful conduct exhibited so far by the youth in the state during #EndSARS protest.