Police Brutality, Extortion Will Not Be Taken Lightly In Kwara State – Force Command
The Kwara State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has promised to investigate thoroughly reports of brutality, extortion and all forms of unlawful acts reported against its personnel.
Naija News understands that the command was responding to a series of outcry on social media, especially Twitter, about intimidation and harassment of citizens by serving police officers.
In a press release forwarded to Naija News on Monday, the State Commissioner of Police, CP Tuesday Assayomo assured the good people of Kwara State, especially the youths and students, that the command would look through their separate grievances and ensure erring officers are punished accordingly.
Assayomo reiterated the Command’s commitment to upholding the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, mantra of policing with integrity, and protection of the fundamental rights of the citizens.
The CP, however, admonishes the youths to remain law-abiding, reiterating that the command will carefully investigate all the allegations raised by the youth and students.
Consequently, the Commissioner of Police advised the good people of Kwara State not to be scared of reporting the activities of the policemen in their localities with facts and proven shreds of evidence to the Command, while promising to treat such information with the utmost confidentiality.
Assayomo stated categorically that all policemen named in the allegations were already undergoing departmental trial, and necessary disciplinary action is already being taken against those ones found culpable of the allegations, including redeployment, as the Command was ready to name and shame the black sheep in the force.
To further convince citizens of the command’s commitment to putting an end to all forms of unlawful activities by police officers, the command in the communique signed by its Public Relations Officer, SP Okansanmi Ajayi (anipr) released the numbers below to members of the public, to immediately reach out to report any of the unfair treatment by officers.
The numbers are: 08033454228; 08156196244; 08064242862; 08032365122.