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NSCDC dismisses officer for looting COVID-19 palliatives

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has dismissed an officer named Illiya Ibrahim for taking part in looting a warehouse of COVID-19 palliatives in Gwagwalada, Abuja.

Before his dismissal from the service, Illiya Ibrahim was a corps assistant with the Gwagwalada Division of the NSCDC.

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Ibrahim’s dismissal was disclosed in a statement issued by the Media Assistant to the Commandant General of NSCDC, Ekunola Gbenga, on Tuesday.

The statement read in part, “The Commandant General, Abdullahi Gana, has approved the recommendation of the Junior Staff Disciplinary Committee for the dismissal of Illiya Ibrahim of the Gwagwalada Division for joining hoodlums in looting Covid-19 palliatives discovered in a warehouse in Gwagwalada, Abuja.”

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It will be recalled that following the nationwide #EndSARS protests against police brutality, hoodlums have and also burned down looted several public and private-owned warehouses and businesses in the past week.

Since then, different state governments have been making different efforts to bring the looters to book. This includes measure such as a house-to-house search being conducted in Kaduna.

According to the statement released by NSCDC, the recommendation for dismissal was given after Ibrahim was charged under the public service rule relating to unbecoming conduct of officers.

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“This disciplinary measure was taken after a series of investigations and deliberations by the junior disciplinary committee and recommendations were made to the management,” Mr Ekunola said.

“The CG appreciates officers and men of the Corps including members of the public for providing useful information that has continued to assist the Corps in identifying unfit individuals within the ranks for appropriate action. ”

He urged the personnel to remain committed, resolute and firm in the discharge of their duties.

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