Monday, 9 October 2017

Abuse of office: Commissioners of police under probe

The Police Service Commission (PSC), today, said it was investigating some Commissioners of Police holding State Command appointments over alleged abuse of office.

This action came on the wake of official complaints and petitions of alleged abuse of office received against them.

Permanent Secretary/Secretary to the Commission, Mr. Musa Istifanus, also disclosed this while receiving the leadership of the concerned citizens of Edo State who were in the Commission to protest against what they called the continued underwhelming performance of the Commissioner of Police in the State, Mr. Haliru Gwandu.

Istifanus said PSC has received several complaints and petitions against some Commissioners of Police who were allegedly going against laid down rules and regulations.
He said that the Commission would take serious action against any of the CPs found to have compromised his office.

According to him, “the Commission takes very seriously issues of abuse of office especially from State Cps which can lead to anarchy. The complaint from the Edo group will be expeditiously handled. We will not allow anarchy in Edo State; we will immediately look into this complaint and take a decision on it.”

Istifanus however called on the group to remain calm and lawful and allow the Commission to do the needful, promising that the issues raised in their petition would be addressed.
Earlier, the leader of the group, Hon. Henry Okpeme had complained of the collapse of security in Edo State, mentioning the alarming increase in high profile assassinations, kidnapping and rape.

He noted that the present CP appeared to have been overwhelmed or compromised and should be redeployed in the interest of the people of Edo State.

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