The Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, has pleaded with Nigerians to help fight corruption in the Nigerian Police force by using smart phones to record officers who engage in corruption, bribery and bad conduct.
The Police Boss who was represented by Assistant Superintendent of Police, Mr. Toye Jolaoye, made this plea on Monday, June 15, during a sensitisation workshop on "Reporting Corruption in the Police," Punch reports.
The IG revealed that several police officers were currently undergoing punishment for engaging in corrupt activities.
He said the use of smart phones and other recording devices will help bolster the efforts of the police in fighting corruption.
Solomon Arase was appointed Acting Inspector-General of Police, after President Goodluck Jonathan fired former IGP, Suleiman Abba under controversial circumstances.
He has since embarked on an anti-corruption war against police personnel in a move geared at sanitising the Nigerian Police force.
In time past, several police officers caught soliciting for bribes on camera have been dismissed.
In August 2013, the Lagos State Police Command dismissed a police sergeant, Chris Omeleze, who was caught on video camera demanding a bribe of N25,000 from a motoris.
Another police corporal, Aniyem Chiyem was also dismissed in February 2014 for demanding dollars from a Nigerian-American.
Since then, it has become a norm for members of the public to record erring officers when seen engaging in unwholesome conduct.