Corps Assistant, Illiya Ibrahim, the dismissed NSCDC operative carting away looted food items in Abuja.

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has dismissed a Corps Assistant, Illiya Ibrahim of the Gwagwalada Division Abuja; the officer caught in a viral video looting Covid-19 palliatives at a warehouse in Abuja.

On Monday 26, 2020, a warehouse containing COVID-19 palliatives was discovered in the Gwagalada area of the FCT and residents around the area stormed the spot, including the officer who was seen moving away from the warehouse with some food items in his hands.

In a statement released on Tuesday night October 27, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) said it had punished Illiya Ibrahim 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.

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,” Ekunola said.

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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.