- A policeman in Lagos on Wednesday, February 5, hung himself to death
- The deceased officer was said to have been attached to a Dangote factory where he recently killed a man
- The sad incident was confirmed by the police command in the state
The police command in Lagos has confirmed the death of an officer who hung himself after being kept in the cell at the state criminal investigation and intelligence department in Yaba for killing a man.
The deceased officer, identified as Eze, was said to have been attached to Dangote factory and brought to the state's CID on Tuesday, February 4, for an investigation into his crime and what led to it, Nigerian Tribune reports.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that as the Nigerian police geared up efforts to establish community policing, the federal security agency had disclosed that those who would be recruited for the initiative will be paid salaries.
Those recruited into the initiative would be working on a volunteer basis and will be getting stipends, Frank Mba, police spokesman, said.
Mba added that only employed persons would be absorbed into the service.
Legit.ng gathered that the police spokesperson noted that the decision to pay the special constables stipends is to encourage the spirit of patriotism among Nigerians.
Mba said that the community policing initiative is not new, adding that it has just been abandoned for a very long time.
“The special constabulary is a voluntary service. They are not full-time police officers so they cannot be paid salary, but they would be paid allowances," he said.
Mba said anyone who is willing to join the community policing initiative must have a separate source of livelihood as it is just a volunteer service.
He added that member of any profession can volunteer for the complimentary police service, adding that it is a part-time job involving intelligence gathering, crowd control, etc.
Mba, however, said it is welcome if any state governor decides to give the volunteers extra pay to serve as motivation.
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