Dismissed police corporal promoted to sergeant

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Corporal Gbenga Ogundele, a police officer, who was dismissed from the force but was later reinstated through the back door, and promoted to sergeant, has been arrested by the operatives of the Inspector General of Police Monitoring Unit.

Ogundele was last week arrested while parading himself as a police officer along the Lagos-Badagry Expressway.

Report said the attention of the IGP Monitoring Unit was drawn to the suspect, who gave his service Force Number as 357484 because he was heavily drunk.

It was said that the suspect’s arrest was on January 17, 2017, at about 8,00pm, while the IGP Monitoring Unit on routine anti-corruption patrol, sighted him fully dressed in Police uniform wearing the rank of a sergeant openly drinking liquor from a sachet along the street.

In the course of interrogating him, it was discovered that he is a dismissed policeman.

The suspect who confessed to the crime during an interrogation said, “I was enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force on September 1, 2000, and was trained at Police Training School, Iperu Remo, Ogun State.

“After the training, I was posted to Ekiti State Police Command where I served for two years. In 2004, I was mobilised to PMF 33 Squadron, Ado Ekiti where I served till 206 before being transferred to 11 PMF Squadron, Calabar.

“I was dismissed from the Police after I returned from my home town in Osun State where I spent two months before coming. I was tried in an Orderly Room and subsequently led to my dismissal.

“After my dismissal from the Nigeria Police Force, in 2011, I met one Ebenezer, who helped me to arrange a fake signal with which I returned to the Nigeria Police after I paid him the sum of N40,000.

“I reported at the Lagos State Police Command and was posted to Mosafejo police station where I worked for three years from 2011-2014. Unfortunately for me, I was not paid for the whole years because Ebenezer could not arrange my pay point. At this Station, I went for promotion course in 2013, and was promoted to the rank of a Sergeant,” he confessed.

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