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Senior Police Officer Attached To Lagos State Suspended For Extortion. *Lagos, Rivers and FCT-Abuja Commands top cases of Police misconduct

IGP Ibrahim Idris

The Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit, (PCRRU) said Sixteen (16) police officers were also sanctioned for various acts of professional misconduct while a total sum of Eight hundred and thirty-four thousand naira (N834,000,000) extorted money to members of the public.

The unit in its third quarter report said the Police Service Commission (PSC) equally approved the suspension from service of an Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP Bayo Obadiah attached to Area Command Ikorodu, Lagos over corrupt practices.

In its statement made available the unit said a total number of 764 complaints was recorded in the Q3 2017, with Lagos State Command topping the State ranking table with 180 (23.56 ), followed by Rivers State with 102 (13.35 ) and FCT-Abuja 87 (11.39 ). Sokoto and Plateau State Commands recorded no complaint in the period under review.
“In all, Phone call was the most preferred channel by members of the public for lodging complaints with 447 (58.5 ), WhatsApp 203 (26.57 ), Twitter 19 (2.49 ), Facebook 6 (0.71 ), SMS 3 (0.39 ), BBM 1 (0.13 ) and others (Written Petition, Media Publications etc.) 29 (3.80 ).

“As a result of targeted campaigns across the country two (2) Terror suspects were apprehended following the PCRRU face-to-face confidence building with citizens in Akoko Area of Ondo State. Part of the money recovered includes the sum of ₦100,000 previously extorted from a woman in Kano State who got her money after she contacted the PCRRU”, the statement read in part.

According to the report, several massive sensitization campaigns were carried out in selected States, with Helicopter airdrops carried out in Kano and Kaduna States, while Face-to-face dissemination were carried out in Borno and Ondo States by PCRRU agents.

 

Marcel Samuel

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