657 cases of misconduct lodged against policemen in 2nd quarter of 2017

Posted by News Express | 8 August 2017 | 1,958 times

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•IGP Ibrahim Idris

The Nigeria Police said it had received 657 cases of professional misconduct against its personnel across the country, from May to July, 2017.

In a report on Monday in Abuja, ACP Abayomi Shogunle, Head, Public Complaints Rapid Response Unit (PCRRU) said the number of cases of misconduct against the Police decreased   by 17 percent compared to the 906 cases recorded in the same period in 2016.

He said that the unit resolved 589 complaints, which represented 90 per cent of complaints made against the Police from across the country in the second quarter.

Shogunle said that the highest number of 454 processed complaints came through telephone calls, which represented 69 per cent of complaints received.

He added that the WhatsApp, SMS, BBM, Twitter, Facebook and E-mail platforms jointly accounted for the remaining cases.

He said that Lagos, Rivers, and FCT commands topped the ranking, with 137, 89 and 82 complaints respectively.

The head of PCRRU said Gombe, Jigawa, Katsina and Yobe recorded no complaints from members of the public within the period under review.

He said that complainants were satisfied with the manner their grievances were handled by the unit.

Shogunle said that the period under review recorded the dismissal of two traffic wardens in Abuja and four police officers in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State.

He said that the dismissal of the officers was in keeping to the promise of the Inspector-General, Mr Ibrahim Idris to flush out corrupt officers from the force.

Shogunle said that N265,000 extorted money was also recovered from dismissed officers and handed over to the rightful owners.

The PCRRU was established by the Police in November 2015 with a mandate to receiving and resolving cases of professional misconduct brought against its officers. (NAN)


Source: News Express

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