Opeyemi Kadiri joined the Nigerian Police Force six years ago, but his journey has been cut short because of his disobedience to the Inspector-General of Police directive, banning the searching of phone unless the phone is a subject of investigation.
He was also punished for assault and disobedience to lawful authority.
The dismissed officer was captured in a viral video where he was searching through commuters phones and assaulting a young man that reminded him of the IGP’s directive against that.
This development was revealed by the Police Spokesperson, Muyiwa Adejobi on Friday.
“The Nigeria Police Force has dismissed Force No. 509745 Corporal Opeyemi Kadiri attached to Dolphin Divisional Headquarters, Lagos Police Command for gross misconduct, disobedience to lawful order, and assault on a member of the public captured in a viral video on August 3, 2022,” he said.
Continuing, “The dismissed officer who, enlisted into the Force on 6th December, 2016, was caught searching a commuter’s phone by the road side contrary to the directives of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, to that effect. He equally assaulted the commuter who attempted to bring the order to his notice. His dismissal takes effect from today the 12th of August, 2022.”
He also conveyed the call on the Officers to comport themselves while discharging their duties. “The Police hereby calls on officers and men of the Force to maintain professionalism and civility to members of the public in the discharge of their duties in line with extant laws. The Force equally calls on members of the public to ensure proper conduct in all encounters with police officers to avoid infractions which may be subject to prosecution,” he concluded.