The Nigeria Police Power Grievance Response Unit (CRU) stated it has resolved 324 circumstances and recovered N2.7 million bribe from an Assistant Commissioner of Police in one of many states after a grievance was made by way of a phone name.
This was contained within the third quarter report of the unit launched on Thursday, October thirteenth, by Performing Assistant Commissioner of Police and Head of CRU in Abuja, ACP Abayomi Shogunle
The bribe cash was recovered from the ACP after the case was referred to the X-Squad for essential motion consistent with the directive issued by the Inspector-Basic of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris, NPM, mni that X-Squad be included. Shogunle mentioned obligatory disciplinary procedures are ongoing towards the officer concerned within the unacceptable conduct. See the complete report under:
Consistent with its mandate of receiving and resolving instances of police skilled misconduct, the Criticism Response Unit (CRU) of the Nigeria Police Pressure has resolved 324 circumstances out of a complete of 405 complaints made in opposition to the police by members of the general public between July 1st, and September thirtieth, 2016. fifty one out of circumstances reported throughout interval below overview have been discovered to be false whereas 30 circumstances are nonetheless pending.
Rivers Police Command tops the state rating with a complete variety of seventy eight instances, adopted by Lagos with seventy two and FCT-Abuja with forty eight circumstances. The Q3 report reveals that over half of the complaints in opposition to the police got here from 4 state instructions – Rivers, Lagos, FCT-Abuja and Anambra which accounts for fifty five.06% of complaints through the interval below evaluate.
No single criticism was reported in opposition to the police in six state instructions – Bauchi, Jigawa, Katsina, Kebbi, Osun and Sokoto. Kebbi state stays the one command with no grievance made in opposition to the police because the inception of the CRU in November, 2015.
Skilled misconduct tops the criticism distribution class with 154 entries, adopted by demanding cash for bail with one hundred forty four entries. Extra complaints had been obtained through telephone name – 294 instances, whereas WhatsApp – fifty five, Twitter – 20, e mail – 19, Fb – 6, SMS – 2, BBM – 1 and eight circumstances reported through others (petition letters, media publications).
A duplicate of the report obtainable on the NPF web site http://www.npf.gov.ng/images/P
OLICE_CRU_2016_Q3_REPORT.pdf reveals that the sum of Two million, Seven hundred and Fifty thousand Naira bribe cash was recovered from an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) serving in one of many State instructions after a criticism was made to the CRU by a phone name.
Crucial disciplinary procedures are ongoing in opposition to the officer concerned within the unacceptable conduct simply because the suspect arrested in respect of the case upon which the bribe cash was collected has since been handed over to the related Authorities company for prosecution for the offence that necessitated the arrest of the suspect.
The bribe cash was recovered from the ACP after the case was referred to the X-Squad for needed motion in keeping with the directive issued by the Inspector-Basic of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris, NPM, mni that X-Squad be included as a part of CRU responding brokers. The brand new inclusion of X-Squad as one in every of CRU responding brokers along with State Provost Marshals, OC SIB, Management-Room demonstrates the IGP’s willpower in guaranteeing more practical response to circumstances of alleged police skilled misconduct nationwide.
In line with Ag. ACP Abayomi Shogunle, Head of CRU who signed the 2016 Q3 Report, the nationwide sharp discount in complaints in opposition to the police in the course of the interval beneath evaluation is linked to the truth that Nigerian Cops have gotten extra skilled in finishing up their duties because of capability coaching programmes, the zero tolerance of the present police management to all types of skilled misconduct and the police consciousness that the general public can now simply report unsatisfactory police conducts.
The report states that in keeping with worldwide finest practices of constructing police-public belief, monitoring safeguards are in place to make sure safety of human rights throughout policing operations nationwide and that extra collaboration actions are scheduled with stakeholder – native and worldwide teams within the final quarter of this yr. With a view to improve the extent of consciousness concerning the CRU, IGP Ibrahim Idris has authorized the manufacturing of CRU info handbills/flyers in native languages (Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba) and similar can be distributed to all Native Authorities Space in Nigeria this October.
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