how blatant police misconduct led to the end of SARS protests across the country
Police Commission Chair, IGP Musiliu Smith (rtd), filed lawsuits on Tuesday in connection with the nationwide #EndSARS protests, saying they were caused by egregious misconduct by Nigerian police officers.
Alhaji Smith lamented the misconduct of police officers, and it is not the case that the Police Service Commission has always been inundated with complaints from Nigerians.
Speaking at a road trip with IG and his police department team at the Force headquarters, Alhaji said, “We always get a lot of complaints from the public about police officers. I believe that #EndSARS is the result of serious misconduct on the part of some of our employees.
“I would like to advise you to reconsider the measures that we are taking to investigate these cases. Let us make sure that the investigation is thoroughly conducted and that any police officer who is charged will be punished in accordance with the law. If we do that, some of the public complaints will subside. “
Recall that the PSC under the leadership of Smith clashed with the police leadership over the recruitment of police officers.
While urging Police Inspector General Mohammed Adamuu to work closely with the commission to recruit credible Nigerians into the force, Smith said the number of lawsuits against the police was alarming, pointing out that the force may not be able to pay the garnish costs incurred on him.
IGP Inspector General of Police, Mohamed Adamu, in his speech, reaffirmed the Force’s commitment to strengthening the internal discipline and professionalism of its staff, stressing that the discipline and professionalism of staff are fundamental to national security.
According to PGI, the withdrawal provided ample opportunities to lead the force, inter alia, to engage and strengthen the link between the Nigerian police and the police commission as part of efforts to eliminate complex interactions between police officers and members of the public and, in general, improve the provision of police services in the country …
PGI also noted that the withdrawal will result in the growth of a resilient police institution and a strong commission on police services, with a central concern for our internal security.
Federation Attorney General and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami (SAN), who was on a working visit at the force headquarters during the opening of the retreat, called for a strong and harmonious working relationship between the Nigerian police and the Commission. police services, which he observed will produce effective and positive results.
He assured that the Ministry of Justice is ready to help with any role that can contribute to improving the efficiency of police services.
In addition, CPS Honorary Commissioners, the Permanent Secretary of the Commission, Force Management Team members and other CPS and CPS staff officers were present.
Source: – Vanguard