Four constables have been dismissed from service by the Ebonyi State Police Command for allegedly engaging in criminal activities, including stealing, extortion, illegal duty, corruption and absconding from official operation.
One of the constables allegedly stole a motorcycle, while the others were accused of extorting N130,000 from their victim during an illegal duty.
The victim reported the matter to the command and the policemen were arrested and paraded for identification by the victim.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Awosola Awotinde, said the constables had been subjected to orderly room trial and dismissed, adding that they would be arraigned.
Awotinde stated, “They have been tried and dismissed.
“On the issue of the policeman, who allegedly stole a motorcycle, he has been dismissed and he is going to face the full wrath of the law.
“We will not only dismiss them from the force, we will also arraign them before regular courts for the criminal offences they have committed.
“You cannot be taken to court as a serving policeman. You must first be dismissed and then you go to court as a civilian.
“The affected policemen are constables. The one who stole a motorcycle and the one who fought with somebody over money are constables. They have been tried and dismissed.”