NSCDC Sacks Officer Caught On Camera Looting COVID-19 Palliatives In Abuja [Video]
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has sacked its officer, Illiya Ibrahim, who was caught on camera partaking in the looting of a warehouse in Gwagwalada Area Council, Abuja.
On Monday, a mob had attacked a warehouse at the Gwagwalada which is said to be owned by the Agricultural and Rural Development Secretariat of the FCT Administration.
In a video circulating the social media, Ibrahim was spotted among the looters holding three small bags of rice as people were heard hailing the NSCDC officer: “Officer, officer, officer of the law!!!”
Ibrahim’s sacking was contained in a press statement issued on Tuesday by the Media Assistant to the Commandant General of NSCDC, Ekunola Gbenga, whiich was titled “NSCDC dismisses officer for looting in Abuja”.
“The Commandant General, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, 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.
“The recommendation was given after the officer was charged under the public service rule which is related to unbecoming conduct of officers.
“This disciplinary measure was taken after a series of investigations and deliberations by the junior disciplinary committee and recommendations were made to the management.
“The Commandant General thanked 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 tasked the personnel to remain committed, resolute, and firm in the discharge of their duties,” the statement reads.
Watch the video of the looting below:
Meanwhile, Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri is set to order a house-to-house search for looted items, vowing to demolish every building containing any stolen properties.