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NSCDC Dismisses Officer Who Looted COVID-19 Palliatives In Abuja

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The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps have dismissed one of its officers, Corps Assistant Illiya Ibrahim of the Gwagwalada Division Abuja, for partaking in the looting of Covid-19 palliatives discovered in a warehouse in Gwagwalada, Abuja, IgbereTV reports.

On Monday, a mob stormed the warehouse and carted away the palliatives. A video that made the rounds on social media, showed the officer grabbing his own palliative.

Tweets from the officials Twitter handle of the NSCDC reads:

“The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has punished a Corps Assistant Illiya Ibrahim of the Gwagwalada Division Abuja by dismissing him from the service in relation to the looting of Covid-19 palliatives discovered in a warehouse in Gwagwalada, Abuja.”

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“The Media Assistant to the Commandant General NSCDC, Ekunola Gbenga, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja on Tuesday evening.”

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“The recommendation was given after the officer was charged under the public service rule which is related to unbecoming conduct of officers.”

‚ÄúThis disciplinary measure was taken after series of investigations and deliberations by the junior disciplinary committee and recommendations were made to the management.”

“The CG appreciates officers and men of the Corps including members of the public for providing useful information that has continue 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.”

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