NPF Dismisses Richard Gele, The Nigerian Police Officer Seen in a Viral Video Saying he Doesn’t Collect Change as Bribe

Richard Gele

The Nigerian Police Force, NPF, has dismissed and de-kitted Richard Gele, the Police Inspector caught in a viral video saying he doesn’t collect change as bribe. According to the NPF, the police inspector, with AP/No. 188547, was dignifying and justifying extortion of members of the public and official corruption.



Until his dismissal, and de-kitting, the Benue state police inspector who has being in the force for 22 years according to records, was attached to Police Mobile Force 77 Squadron, Okene, Kogi State, and deployed to the Itobe – Anyigba Road, for the safety of road users and commuters, along the route, where the incident occurred.

A statement released by CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, states;



”He therefore ceases to be a member of the Nigeria Police Force with immediate effect. The officer has been de-kitted and handed over to the Commissioner of Police, Kogi State, for further necessary action.





The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, while expressing the staunch commitment of his administration at bequeathing policing standards in tandem with international best practices to the nation, warned all personnel to eschew extortion, unprofessionalism, official corruption and other inappropriate acts.



The IGP urged them to display exemplary courage and patriotism in the discharge of their duties.”

He was dimmed to be dismissed after he was subjected to an internal disciplinary mechanism and was found wanting of the charges leveled against him in line with extant laws governing the conduct of police personnel.









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