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Nigeria Police Force officers dismissed after they were caught in viral video fighting in the street

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has announced the dismissal of two officers caught in a viral video fighting in the streets of Edo State.

The Police Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, announced this in a public statement issued at the Force Headquarters in Abuja, dated 17th May 2024.

ACP Adejobi confirmed awareness of the police authorities “of a video circulating on social media platforms depicting a street fight involving two police officers.”

According to Adejobi, the two officers involved are were identified as F/NO. 491112 Cpl Ozimaede Aidonojie and F/NO. 516384 PC Salubi Stephen, both of whom served at the Ebele Divisional Police Headquarters in Edo State.

Speaking to the situation that led to the fight and the actual fight, he said:

“Upon thorough examination of the video in question, it has been confirmed that this regrettable incident occurred in the year 2020.

“The behavior displayed by the officers during this altercation, witnessed by members of the public who had to intervene to separate them, is completely unacceptable and unbecoming of officers entrusted with upholding law and order.”

Confirming their sack following the unruly behaviour by the two officers, Adejobi said:

“In response to this serious breach of professional ethics, both Cpl Ozimaede Aidonojie and PC Salubi Stephen have been dismissed from the Force.

“Their dismissal was officially communicated through a Police wireless signal with reference number CH 6450/EDS/PROV/VOL.3/188, dated April 24, 2020.”

The Nigeria Police Force, meanwhile, reiterates its condemnation of such act in the strongest terms.

It assured Nigerians of its resolute commitment to maintaining the highest standards of professionalism and integrity among its personnel.

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Adejobi further encouraged members of the public are to continue to partner with the Force.

In his words, “partnership is key to promoting accountability and transparency in the Force, as well as enhancing a safe and secure environment for all.”

Watch a video clip of the fighting officers below:

https://x.com/i/status/1791464372864196649

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