Posted by News Express | 6 January 2016 | 2,451 times
Mr Solomon Arase, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) has warned police officers against indiscriminate checking of personal information on cell phones of members of the public.
This is contained in a bulletin issued by CSP Abayomi Shogunle, the office in-charge, Compliant Response Unit (CRU), Force Headquarters, on Tuesday in Abuja.
The bulletin stated that the warning was contained in police circular dispatched to all state commands and formations nationwide.
It said Arase directed that severe disciplinary actions should be taken against any officer found culpable.
It further directed state commissioners of police and formation commanders to make the full content of the circular known to all officers attached to their respective commands.
The circular also reminded officers to ensure protection of the rights to private and family life as enshrined in the country’s constitution.
The bulletin said the circular was sequel to several reports made to the CRU by Nigerians from Lagos, Oyo, Ekiti, Delta, Rivers and Edo states over alleged indiscriminate checking of personal information.
NAN recalls that Arase inaugurated the CRU on November 13 to aid the public in reporting unprofessional conduct of police officers. (NAN)
•Photo shows IGP Arase.
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