The Police Command, Imo State has arraigned three dismissed policemen for impersonating officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)
The dismissed policemen were arrested on the orders of Isaac Akinmoyede, the state Commissioner of Police, for extorting money from suspected Internet fraudsters while claiming to be working for the Anti-graft Agency.
Newsnaija gathered that apart from extorting huge amounts of money from the suspected internet fraudster, the dismissed officers confiscated their gadgets, including smartphones and laptops.
The cops were dismissed after an orderly room trial.
The Imo Police Command arraigned them on criminal charges in Owerri, the state capital, however, the dismissed cops were returned to custody as the court did not hold its section.
Orlando Ikeokwu, the spokesperson for the police command, confirmed that the court did not hold its section.
The spokesman said the command had zero tolerance for corruption and criminality.
Akinmoyede, The state Commissioner of Police, noted that 11 cops were dismissed for corruption, while 19 others were being investigated for other unethical practices.