By Abimbola Ogunnaike
Some operatives of the Osun State Police Command have been arrested for allegedly extorting money from some youths in the state.
It was gathered that the policemen at a roadblock along Ile-Ogbo in Iwo axis were said to have stopped a vehicle and compelled the occupants to transfer money into the bank account of a member of the team.
It was also gathered that after making the transfer, the youths informed a political office holder in the state who insisted that the policemen must return the money.
The Police Public Relations Officer for Osun State Police Command, Yemisi Opalola, who confirmed the development, said the policemen involved had been identified, arrested and detained for proper investigation.
According to Opalola, the state police boss, Kehinde Longe, would never condone any act of indiscipline and unprofessional conduct by any member of the Nigeria Police under him.
“The police officers involved in this unprofessional and unethical behaviour have been identified, arrested and detained.
“The police command frowned at and condemned the act in totality as the erring police officers are currently in detention since Thursday, 10/08/2023 and undergoing investigation and eventual disciplinary procedure of orderly room trial for their unprofessional conduct while the senior officer among them has been queried accordingly, the state police image maker added.