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Police head warns officers against graft

11 May 2015, 09:22Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase, has warned officers of the force to desist from corrupt practices.

He directed the teams on Monitoring of Police Performance to immediately commence the monitoring of activities and conducts of officers on the highways, police stations and formations nationwide amid reports of corruption.

According to Emmanuel Ojukwu, Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters in Abuja, the IGP expresses his resolve to rid the force of all forms of corruption and warned officers to desist from such misconduct.

Ojukwu said the IGP urged officers to be mindful of the Constitutional rights of the citizenry while performing their statutory duties.

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"The IGP warn against excessive use of force and unjustifiable application of lethal weapons contrary to standing rules of engagement, as the Force will not hesitate to punish indicted officers," Ojukwu said.

He said IGP also commended the general public for their understanding, cooperation and support for the force in the face of the current security challenges.

"He reminds members of the public that they are key actors in the task of policing Nigeria and should continue to actively collaborate with the force in exposing societal ills, including ills within the force."

Local police are said to be the most corrupt government agency in the country. 

- CAJ News


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