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Gwagwalada: Civil Defence Officer Iliya Ibrahim Dismissed for Looting Palliatives

The Nigeria Security & Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has dismissed Corp Assistant Iliya Ibrahim from the paramilitary Corps for participating in the recent stealing of COVID-19 palliatives from a warehouse in Gwagwalada, FCT Abuja. Corp Assistant Iliya Ibrahim who is of the Gwagwalada Division of the Corps, joined other miscreants who stormed the warehouse under the guise of EndSARS protest, to plunder the warehouse and cart away bags of palliative items. This was disclosed by the Media Assistant to the Corps’ Commandant General, Prince Ekunola Gbenga Abraham yesterday 27th October, 2020.

The officer is seen in a video that is going viral, carrying items on both of his arms, from the scene of looting in Gwagwalada. One of the items appears to be a 20kg bag of rice.

Corp Assistant Iliya Ibrahim caught on camera. Credits: Abayomi Shogunle

In the words of the Media Assistant, “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 series of investigations and deliberations by the junior disciplinary committee and recommendations were made to the management,” Prince Abraham said.

He continued: “The Commandant General 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 tasked the personnel to remain committed, resolute and firm in the discharge of their duties.”

Source: NSCDC

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