- Enugu police commissioner, Ahmed Abdulrahman, warned police officers in the state against collecting bribe
- Abdulrahman vowed that any police officer caught collecting bribe will be punished according to the law
- The police commissioner also said that collecting bribe and extorting citizens attract bad luck
The Enugu state commissioner of police, Ahmed Abdulrahman, says collecting bribe and extorting citizens attract bad luck.
Abdulrahman, therefore, warned police officers to desist from such acts, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
The police boss issued the warning to policemen during his visit to Nsukka police area command.
Abdulrahman also vowed that any police officer found guilty of bribery and other unprofessional acts will be dealt with according to the law.
He dismissed the insinuation that police officers who collect bribes remit money to the Division Police Officer (DPO) who in turn sends a share to the commissioner via the area commander.
The police boss also warned police officers to not share any proceed of bribe with him, because according to him, such money attracts bad luck.
He also informed the people of the state never to pay any policeman for bail, adding that any officer caught demanding money for bail will be appropriately sanctioned.
He, however, noted that he is not against collecting gifts from citizens if the gifts are voluntarily offered.
Also speaking, Omaru Ozigi, Nsukka police area commander, said that the command strictly stands against bribery and extortion.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, directed all Nigerian police officers to declare their assets.
According to Adamu, assets declaration is compulsory for public officers, adding that not doing so is against the law.
The IGP added that the police under his watch would assign an office that will be charged with the responsibility of making sure that every police officer complies with asset declaration laws.
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