A Nigerian police officer attached to the Jigawa state police command has been dismissed for stealing a TV set and a pair of shoes.
The dismissed officer said to be the son of a retired police officer was identified as Abdullahi Yusuf. Jigawa State Police commissioner, Bala Senchi confirmed the dismissal of the constable who he said has been stealing since he joined the police force.
“A policeman is expected to be of good characters and morals, that’s why he’s entrusted to protect the lives and properties of the people. The command would not spare any officer found tarnishing the good image of the organization, the police commissioner warned,” Mr Senchi said.
Yusuf reportedly stole the TV set from a junior officer, two weeks after he was released after spending four months at the criminal investigation department as punishment for an item he stole earlier.
Recounting how the suspect was apprehended earlier, a resident of Unguwar Sarki in Dutse metropolis identified as Muktar Yunusa said the dismissed officer burgled his house in the daytime using five different keys.
“When he came out with the stolen items which included TV set, a remote control and a pair of shoes, I asked him where he was going with those items, he pretended that he knows the occupant of the house without knowing the house belongs to me.
“Subsequently, I called the attention of other neighbours, we apprehended him and took him to the station,” Mr Yunusa said.