The Nigeria Police Force (NFP) has condemned what is called “unprofessional, shameful, and criminal” conduct by some of its personnel who take money from complainants before tending to their reports.
Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Olumuyiwa Adejobi disclosed this in a Twitter post yesterday.
“It’s unprofessional, shameful, and criminal for any policeman to demand money from any complainant before reporting and referring a case for investigation at any police station,” Adejobi wrote, adding the force had “received several complaints that some personnel at the counter (charge room) demand for dettol, detergent, and other items from relations of suspects in detention before having access or getting food to them. This is an absurdity, and it’s condemned in its totality.”
The force’s spokesman stated that commissioners of police and spokesmen for various commands are being engaged to end the “unholy acts”.
“We are working with command CPs and PPROs to address this with a view to eradicating such disservice and unholy acts. Nigerians are hereby urged to report any of such cases to their command CPs and PPROs and lodge the same via our provided complaints platforms.
“It must be stated without mincing words and emphatically that this act is unethical, unprofessional, and in variance with our SOP. Thanks,” he concluded.