The police have dismissed an operative of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS), Inspector Charles Omotosho, after he was accused of extortion.
This was revealed in a series of tweets by the Force Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit (PCRRU) on Friday, three months after Omotosho was arrested for the offence.
According to the unit, his dismissal was approved by the Assistant Inspector General of Police Zone 2, Lagos, Ibrahim Adamu, following a review of the Orderly Room proceedings, the PCRRU added.
The dismissed officer was found guilty of the anti-corruption laws of the police while his uniforms and identity card have since been retrieved from him.
Omotosho was apprehended in May for allegedly arresting a lady in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State, after which he was said to have forcefully collected N5,000 from the victim.
He was immediately removed from front-line duties and taken into custody after the dismissed officer was identified to have committed the crime.
The police also demoted other accomplices of the dismissed inspector, whose identities were not disclosed, from the rank of sergeant to corporal.