IGP promises to dismiss corrupt police officers

8 years ago by: Paddy Hayes
-- (m) at 22-05-2012 06:54AM

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•To deploy 300 patrol vehicles in highways
 
Acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Muhammed Abubakar yesterday said the police high command would dismiss officers found to be corrupt in discharging their duties.
 
He promised to deploy at least 300 vehicles to patrol the nation’s major highways.
 
“The vehicles will replace the recently dismantled road blocks and help to boost the effective patrolling of our highways,” he said.
 
The police chief spoke in Lagos when he visited Governor Babatunde Fashola (SAN) at the State House in Ikeja.
 
He said his administration under has outlined plans to build a people-friendly police force that would protect the people and respect fundamental human rights.
 
Abubakar noted that a competent and well-equipped police force would not only protect Nigerians but also guarantee the security of lives and property of all.
 
He said: “A well-equipped and motivated police force will take on the problem of insecurity in the country and will be competent enough to respond to security challenges and effectively manage crises by assisting the aged and the needy, protecting women and children during crises without any form of molestation of people in any part of the country.”
 
The police chief said his administration would make significant changes in policing the country, adding that officers and men are to ensure qualitative service; zero-tolerance for corruption and dismantling of roadblocks, to boost police image and security of lives and property.
 
Abubakar said 50,000 policemen would retrained to enhance capacity-building among police officers.
 
According to him, 16,000 of them will get intelligence-based training and 10,000 in crime detection and prevention.
 
He said nothing can be achieved in modern day policing without adequate capacity in intelligence gathering.
 
The police chief decried poor welfare for police officers in Nigeria, saying the police cannot perform well under such conditions. He promised to make changes for the benefit of policemen.
 
Fashola said no meaningful development can take place until the nation can ensure law and order.
 
He said: “My position is that if more people comply with the law, more people will benefit. If fewer people comply, it is only few people that will gain. And it ranges from our behavior and attitude to the enforcement of law to voluntary compliance with law in the country.”
 
The governor urged the police to pay more attention to everyday crimes, such as rape, assault on women, burglary, among others. Fashola said: “These crimes threaten the fabric of the society. We are losing our capacity to deal with these everyday crimes and it is the failure to deal with them that escalates to bigger crimes, such as kidnapping, terrorism and the others. Therefore, we must go back to enforce these crimes. I do not know when last we prosecuted cases of rape; all we have now is violence, murder and crimes against the state.
 
via The Nation:  http://www.thenationonlineng.net/2011/index.php/news/47397-igp-promises-to-dismiss-corrupt-police-officers.html



-- winace (f) at 22-05-2012 07:19AM
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No be today we dey hear dis one , e don tay na. Police for nigeria , people friendly, since wen. Mcthewwww
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-- Solidstonez (f) at 17-06-2012 05:56AM
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-- Mindcare (m) at 17-06-2012 02:41PM
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That was just a political speech; I quote: "A man without policy is not yet a man". Therefore saying what you're going to do without implementing it or taking action is an inglorious shame to your fans and family.
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-- chicco77 (f) at 26-08-2012 11:39AM
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