From Atiku Sarki, Abuja
The Police Service Commission has followed recent public outcry on the brazen abuse of office by personnel of both the Federal and State Armed Robbery Squads and other special Units attached to the office of the Inspector General of Police and the seeming lack or absence of supervision by relevant supervisory authorities.
In a statement signed and issued to The Triumph by Ikechukwu Ani, Head, Press and Public Relations of the Commission, noted the Inspector General of Police and other government agencies to stem this ugly trend, warning that henceforth it would sanction any officer, whether of the Federal, State or Unit of the IGP including other departments of the Police in the country who operates outside approved laws and regulations guiding their present engagements.
The commission would henceforth closely monitor the activities of these officers and would not hesitate to punish deviants who may want to continue in their old habits.
The commission would not allow these few outlaws to tarnish the image of the nation’s police force.
The commission has the constitutional mandate to discipline, dismiss and exercise disciplinary control over officers in the Nigeria Police Force except the Inspector General of Police.
This mandate, it would discharge, without fear or favour.
It wished to invite Nigerians to take advantage of the commission’s communication platforms to send complaints on any police officer found to be compromising on his/her rule of engagement.
The vision of the commission is to build a highly motivated, professional, disciplined and accountable Police Service that upholds human rights to improve service delivery in the Nigeria Police Force.