Some youths suspected to be internet fraudsters reportedly staged a protest against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Delta State on Tuesday.
The event, however, resulted in bloodshed as one person was reportedly killed at Ughelli, Ughelli North Local Government Area of the state.
It was revealed that several trucks were also set ablaze during the protest. Naija News learnt that the presence of security operatives in the area scared away the suspects who have deserted the Otovwodo area in Ughelli for fear of being arrested.
Calmness according to Daily Post has returned to the community as security operatives keep watch over the area.
The Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, who spoke on the phone with reporters in Warri, said, “I am not aware of that now. I am waiting for information.”
It was, however, unclear if the person shot dead is one of the suspected internet fraudsters.
The Police Service Commission (PSC) on Tuesday, announced the dismissal of seven senior officers from the police force, Naija News reports.
The affected personnel were sacked over alleged gross misconduct. This is as the commission also approved the reduction in rank of ten other officers. The development was announced today during the continuation of the 15th plenary meeting of the Commission.
The summit which is presided over by the force’s acting chairman, Justice Clara Ogunbiyi, is expected to end on Thursday, October 6th, 2022.
At the event, the force acted on all the Pending Disciplinary Matters (PDM) before it.
A total of 47 PDM were reportedly attended to while the commission also treated some appeals from dismissed police officers.
Addressing newsmen shortly after the meeting in Abuja, the spokesman of the commission, Ikechukwu Ani said, the dismissed officers include: 1 CSP, 1 SP and 5 ASPs.
He added that one SP was also retired in the public interest. The Commission also reduced the ranks of 1 CSP to SP, 3 SPs to DSP, and 2 DSPs to ASPs.
The ranks of 4 ASPs to Inspectors were demoted at the event while 10 senior Police Officers, including an ACP, a CSP, an SP and 2 DSPs were given the punishment of severe reprimand.