The police have dismissed the three inspectors involved in the search of the home of elder statesman, Edwin Clark.
The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, approved the dismissal of the officers from the force, Police Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, said in a statement on Thursday.
Moshood explained that the inspectors – Godwin Musa, Sada Abubakar and Yabo Paul – were dismissed after they were tried under ‘Oath in Orderly Room Trial’ for discreditable conduct, illegal duty, disobedience to lawful order and “other misconduct contrary to the rule of law”.
Disciplinary action was also taken against the Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), David Dominic, who the Force said led the search of Clark’s residence in Asokoro, Abuja.
In the meantime Elder Statesman, Edwin Clark says he is doubtful that the Inspector-General of police was ignorant of the search of his home by four officers, as claimed by the force spokesman.
Clerk disclosed this when he received visitors at his home in Abuja. They came to show their solidarity with the Niger Delta leader and to condemn the police search of his house on suspicions that arms were being stockpiled.
The former Federal Commissioner stressed that he has accepted the apology of the police as nothing incriminating was found in his house. But he doubts the Inspector General of Police was ignorant of the search as claimed by the police spokesman.