The Nigeria Police Force has dismissed three officers for extorting a man, Sheriff Adedigba of N153,000.
The dismissed policemen are: Inspector Sunday John, Sgt Jimoh Asimiya and Sgt Solomon Adedapo.
They were alleged to have forcefully extorted the amount from the victim while he was traveling from Abeokuta to Lagos.
Police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the three policemen were quickly identified and apprehended while the money was also recovered from them and returned to the victim. He said the three were subsequently arraigned for departmental orderly room trial and found guilty on all three-count charges of Corrupt practices, Discreditable conduct and Disobedience to a lawful order.
According to the spokesman, they were subsequently dismissed from the force to serve as deterrence to others threading similar paths.