3 policemen dismissed over search of Edwin Clark’s residence

Edwin Clark

The Inspector- General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has approved the dismissal of three of the four policemen who carried out a search at the Abuja residence of Ijaw leader Edwin Clark, on Tuesday.

Those dismissed are AP/No.18858, Insp. Godwin Musa, AP/No. 225812 Insp. Sada Abubakar and AP/No. 225828 Insp. Yabo Paul.

A statement by force spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, on Thursday in Abuja, said that AP/No. 158460 ASP David Dominic was placed on interdiction, pending the decision of the Police Service Commission.

Moshood said that Dominic was queried and being investigated for discreditable conduct, negligence of duty and an act unbecoming of a police officer.

He said that the offences against the officer were serious and dismissal from service was imminent.

The spokesman said that the dismissal of Paul, Abubakar and Musa was upheld after they were tried under Oath in Orderly Room for discreditable conduct.

Moshood said the dismissed officers were also tried for Illegal duty, disobedience to Lawful Order and other misconduct, contrary to the Rule of Law.

He said that the suspect/ informant, Ismail Yakubu, had been charged to the Upper Area Court Mpape, Abuja for giving false information and telling falsehood that misled Police action.

The police had earlier apologised to Clark over the unauthorised search of his residence.