- The Police Service Commission (PSC) is to set up a special team to monitor men of the force during the forthcoming elections
- The PSC commissioner for south south, Austin Braimoh, makes the disclosure after meeting with Governor Wike
- Braimoh reveals that a 12-point guideline has been drawn to regulate the conduct of the policemen during the exercise
The Police Service Commission (PSC) has announced that it would monitor men of the force concerning their activities during the 2019 general elections.
To effectively do this, the PSC has establish a special team ahead of the exercise.
The commissioner in charge of the south south, Austin Braimoh, who spoke after a meeting with Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike of Rivers state after a meeting at the Government House in Port Harcourt, said that the action is aimed at addressing the negative contributions of the police to the electoral process.
A statement by Simeon Nwakaudu, Wike’s spokesperson, said the meeting held behind closed doors, lasted for over one hour.
Brainoh said: “The Police Service Commission (PSC) is setting up a team that will monitor the conduct of policemen during the general elections .
"We are mindful of the fact of that in every wrong activity during any election, the police are usually blamed.
“The new board has deemed it necessary to go round the zones and sensitise that the commission will not fold its hands to watch the election manipulated.”
Braimoh said that the action is necessary because the Nigerian police contribute 80% of the security personnel for elections, hence the need for action to be taken.
The statement quoted Braimoh as saying further that a 12-point guidelines have been drawn up to regulate the conduct of policemen during the elections. He said the guidelines have been circulated across the country.
“We want the public to hold policemen accountable during the general elections. Our men will go round to monitor the policemen, not the elections.
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“They will stay and watch the policemen on election duty to ensure that they work within the guidelines,” he said.
Braimoh disclosed that members of the public will be availed telephone numbers to report the excesses of erring policemen during the election.
Legit.ng earlier reported that the Rivers state command of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) confirmed the kidnap of Anugbom Anuoha, the special adviser to Governor Nyesom Wike on lands and survey by unknown gunmen in military uniform.
The spokesperson of the police in the state, DSP Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the development in a statement in Port Harcourt on Friday, January 18.
According to Omoni, the incident took place on Thursday at about 8.30pm at an unnamed hotel in Port Harcourt, the state capital.
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