BY VICTOR BUORO, ABUJA – The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu has approved and ordered the immediate reversal of the name of the Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit (PCRRU) back to its founding name, Complaint Response Unit (CRU).
The IGP explained that the reversal was necessitated as a result of the recommendation of the pioneer Head of the Unit, ACP Abayomi Shogunle, following feedback from the public and stakeholders working with the Unit on police accountability in Nigeria.
He said that members of the public can reach the CRU 24hrs daily via the following channels; Phone Calls Only: 0805 700 0001, 0805 700 0002 | SMS and WhatsApp Only: 0805 700 0003 | BBM: 58A2B5DE | Twitter: @PoliceNG_CRU | Facebook: @PoliceNgCRU | Email:email@example.com OR firstname.lastname@example.org
The CRU which is an internal police oversight Unit of the Nigeria Police Force, was established in November 2015 and tasked to run a community-oriented complaint management system through which citizens’ complaint against police officers are addressed in real time.
The motto of the Unit is “No To Impunity”.
A statement by the police states that as promised, the CRU quick response will put a smile on the faces of members of the public, stressing that “BAIL IS FREE”.