The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Okokomaiko, Lagos, SP Emmanuel Edebagha has been ordered removed by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Idowu Owohunwa.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, who disclosed this on his verified Twitter handle on Saturday, said Edebagha was removed for failing to supervise his men who were allegedly involved in the extortion of a trader in the Alaba International Market of N100,000.
According to Hundeyin, the CP had also ordered the commencement of disciplinary action against the DPO and the indicted officers.
He added that the officers involved were already at the state headquarters.
Hundeyin wrote: “CP Idowu Owohunwa has ordered the immediate removal of DPO Okokomaiko, SP Emmanuel Edebagha, for his lack of supervision of his men. CP Owohunwa has also ordered commencement of disciplinary action against him and all his indicted officers.”
According to reports, the trader who was extorted was said to be a phone dealer identified as Onyinyechi Anwusi, who was extorted for the sum of N100,000 after the police officers stopped him for a search and found no incriminating evidence on him.