The police have dismissed the three inspectors involved in the unauthorised search of the home of elder statesman, Edwin Clark.
The Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, approved the dismissal of the officers from the service, a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Mr Jimoh Moshood, said on Thursday.
Mr Moshood explained that the inspectors – Godwin Musa, Sada Abubakar and Yabo Paul – were dismissed after they were tried under ‘Oath in Orderly Room Trial’ for discreditable conduct, illegal duty, disobedience to lawful order and other misconduct contrary to the rule of law.
He said the IGP also ordered the immediate interdiction of an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), David Dominic, who led the search of Clark’s residence in Asokoro, Abuja, the nation’s capital.
Dominic, the police spokesman said, “was queried and being investigated for discreditable conduct, negligence of duty and an act unbecoming of a police officer which constitute serious misconduct and if not checked can be inimical to the image of the Nigeria Police Force.”
The Force Public Relations Officer added that the raid was capable of violating “the 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.”
According to Moshood, the ASP is to be on interdiction from service pending the determination of his case by the Police Service Commission.
He also disclosed that the informant, Ismail Yakubu, has been charged to a court in the Federal Capital Territory, for giving false information and telling falsehood that misled police action.