The three policemen who invaded the home of elder statesman Chief Edwin Clark got the boot for discreditable conduct, negligence of duty and act unbecoming of a police officer, the police authorities have said.
Police spokesman Jimoh Moshood said the trio were tried under oath in orderly room trial for illegal duty, disobedience to lawful order and misconduct “contrary to the rule of law.”
Moshood stated that the fourth person ASP David Dominic who led the operation had been queried and was being investigated for discreditable conduct, negligence of duty and act unbecoming of a police officer.
The Inspector- General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, has approved the dismissal of three of the four policemen who carried out illegal search in Chief Edwin Clark’s residence in Abuja.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that four policemen, on Sept. 4, illegally carried out search in the Abuja residence of Clark.
The officers are: AP/No.18858, Insp. Godwin Musa, AP/No. 225812 Insp. Sada Abubakar and AP/No. 225828 Insp. Yabo Paul.
A statement by the force spokesman, acting DCP Jimoh Moshood on Thursday in Abuja, said that AP/No. 158460 ASP David Dominic was placed on interdiction, pending the decision of the Police Service Commission.
Moshood said that Dominic was queried and being investigated for discreditable conduct, negligence of duty and an act unbecoming of a Police officer.
He said that the offences against the officer was serious and dismissal from service was imminent.
The spokesman said that the dismissal of Paul, Abubakar and Musa was upheld after they were tried under Oath in Orderly Room for discreditable conduct.
Moshood said the dismissed officers were also tried for Illegal duty, disobedience to Lawful Order and other misconduct, contrary to the Rule of Law.
He said that the suspect/ Informant, Ismail Yakubu, had been charged to the Upper Area Court Mpape, Abuja for giving false information and telling falsehood that misled Police action.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), also report that the police has apologized to Clark over the unauthorized search of his residence by the four policemen.(NAN)