Corporal Opeyemi Kadiri who was caught in a recent viral video assaulting a young man for questioning why he should search his phone without consent has been disgraced and dismissed from the service of the Nigeria Police Force.
Kadiri with Force No. 509745 and attached to Dolphin Divisional Headquarters, Lagos Police Command was found culpable of gross misconduct by his action of checking a man’s phone in public.
Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Muyiwa Adejobi, in a statement every sanctioned policeman is subjected to the Forces Disciplinary processes urging 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.
Adejobi said, “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.
“We don’t sanction without due process and it’s not a personal affair, but systemic. The IGP or FPRO does not have the power to sanction an errant policeman but the law.”