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Civil Defence Sacks Officer For Looting COVID-19 Palliatives.

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps(NSCDC) has sacked Illiya Ibrahim, a Corps Assistant, who was caught taking part in the looting of COVID-19 palliatives in a warehouse in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

A mob invaded a warehouse at Gwagwalada area council of Abuja on Monday and carted away food items from the warehouse said to be owned by the Agricultural and Rural Development Secretariat (ARDS) of the FCT administration (FCTA).

The NSCDC disclosed his dismissal on Tuesday in a statement issued by its spokesman, Ekunola Gbenga.

Gbenga said the Commandant-General, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, approved the recommendation of a disciplinary committee to dismiss the officer who was seen in a viral video helping himself with three bags of rice.

Ibrahim was charged under the public service rule which is related to “unbecoming conduct of officers,” the corps spokesman said.

Gbenga stated:

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

Recall that, in the last one week, mobs in several parts of the country invaded places that were believed to be housing COVID-19 palliatives which were alleged to have been hoarded by governments of the respective states. But the governors denied hoarding food items meant for residents of their states.

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