We’re Currently Probing Some Police Commissioners – PSC


BY SEGUN ADEBAYO, ABUJA – The Police Service Commission (PSC) on Monday revealed that it was currently engaged in investigating some state police commissioners, following receipt of official complaints and petitions of alleged abuse of office received against them.

In a press statement signed by the Head, Press and Public Relations of the PSC, Ikechukwu Ani, “Permanent Secretary/Secretary to the Commission, Mr. Musa Istifanus disclosed this today, Monday, October, 9th, 2017, 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 was quoted as saying that the Commission has received several complaints and petitions against some Commissioners of Police who are allegedly going against laid down rules and regulations. He noted that the Commission will 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 he said can lead to anarchy, stressing that 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 will be addressed.

Earlier, the leader of the group, Hon. Henry Okpeme, had complained of the collapse of security in Edo State which has led to an alarming increase in high profile assassinations, kidnapping and rape.

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

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