Nigerian Police Force on Thursday said it has dismissed three of its officers involved in raiding elder statesman Edwin Clark’s residence on Tuesday.
The Guardian reported that the officers who reportedly acted in the instruction of Inspector- General of Police Ibrahim Idris arrived the Asokoro residence of Chief Clark on 4th September 2018 at about 1.30pm and left the premises 2.30pm after searching the apartment.
Clark was alleged to have kept some arms in his house. But nothing of such was found during the raid.
“The Inspector General of Police has approved the dismissal from the service of the Nigeria Police Force three inspectors Godwin Musa, Sada Abubakar, Yabo Paul, and David Dominic involved in the unauthorized, illegal and unprofessional misconduct in the search of the residence of Elder Statesman, Chief Edwin Clark in Asokoro, Abuja,” Police said in a statement signed by Jimoh Moshood.
Moshood said the officers were queried and investigated for acts it described as “discreditable conduct, negligence of duty and an act unbecoming of a Police officer”
The police said their actions were “inimical to the image of the Nigeria Police Force and violation of fundamental human rights of the Elder Statesman as provided for in the 1999 Nigeria Constitution as amended.
“The gravity of the offences against the officer is serious in nature and dismissal from service is imminent,” Moshood said.
The police disclosed that the Inspector General of Police, who approved dismissal of the officers, also directed that Ismail Yakubu from Waru Village, Apo District, Abuja be charged to court “for giving false information and telling falsehood that misled Police action.”
Yakubu allegedly hinted police he discovered Edwin Clark was in possession of arms at his residence.