- The inspector general of police, Mohammed Adamu, has warned unit commanders against illegal acts such as harassing citizens, mounting unauthorised roadblocks, etc
- Adamu warned the commanders that they would be held responsible for illegal acts committed by the operatives under their command
- The police chief reminded the commanders that their duty is to protect the lives and property of Nigerians and to do so within the ambit of the law
Police special unit commanders have been warned against deployment of operatives on unauthorised duties, mounting of illegal roadblocks, and other misconducts.
Daily Trust reports that the inspector general of police, Mohammed Adamu, issued the warning on Wednesday, January 8, when he met with the unit commanders in Abuja.
The police boss also cautioned the commanders against harassing citizens and misuse of firearms.
Adamu noted that there have been several reports of illegal and unprofessional acts by police operatives which are against the directives of the leadership of the Nigeria Police Force.
He reminded the operatives that their duty is to protect the lives and property of Nigerians and to do so within the ambit of the law and international standards.
The police chief warned the commanders that they would be held liable for the misconduct of the officers under their commands.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that a policeman, who in a feat of anger, shot dead a serving member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and two other persons during the Yuletide in Bayelsa, was arrested.
The arrest and detention of the police officer, whose name was withheld, was announced on Tuesday, January 7, by the command in Bayelsa in a statement.
Uche Anozia, the state commissioner of police, said that the officer in question is presently in the custody of the state Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (SCID) in Yenagoa.
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