The Osun State Police Command has dismissed a police officer found guilty of gross indiscipline in the command.
The officer, Olayiwola Felix, was alleged to have stolen the belongings of a police applicant, comprising a phone and the sum of Twenty-Five Thousand Naira (N 25,000) during a recruitment exercise into the Force at the Police Headquarters in Osogbo.
Ina statement by the spokesperson of the Police Command, DSP Yemisi Opalola, the offence committed by the accused person is contrary to section 383 and punishable under section 390(9) of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol ll Law of Osun State 2002.
Meanwhile, at a trial of the dismissed operative before an Osun Magistrate Court sitting in Osogbo, Olayiwola pleaded not guilty to the allegation, adding that he purchased the phone by the roadside not knowing that it was stolen.
However, Police prosecutor, ASP Idoko John told the court that the phone was tracked to the police headquarters, and there was no evidence that the phone was purchased by the ex-officer as claimed.
Ruling on the bail application for the accused person by the Defence Counsel, Magistrate Modupe Awodele granted the accused bail in the sum One Hundred Thousand Naira (N100,000) with one surety in like sum, while the case was adjourned till November 9, 2020 for hearing.
Opalola also stated that the Command will continue to identify bad eggs in the Force, and take necessary actions against them in accordance with laid down rules and regulations.