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Corruption: I am not expecting returns from field police officers — IGP, Kayode Egbetokun

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The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun has said he isn’t expecting any returns from any police officer on the field.

According to him, all he is after is for Nigerian police officers to conduct themselves on the field.

The IGP said the police is a noble profession and officers of the force should not do anything, primarily act in corrupt manners to tarnish the profession’s image.

Egbetokun, who was represented by the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 11, Paul Ojeka Odama, during a working visit to Oyo Police Command, Ibadan, on Wednesday, admonished officers to shun any act capable of tarnishing the image of the Force.

The police boss told officers at the Oyo command that he or anyone doesn’t need returns from them, all the Force leadership required was for them to be diligent in discharging their constitutional responsibility.

Odama said: “The police is a noble profession. It stands for Justice of peace. The officers must guide against any act capable of tarnishing the good image of the Force.

“There is a new Sheriff in town. He is the IGP. He has always reiterated his commitment to zero tolerance for corruption.

“He leads by example. His records are there as the Commissioner of Police, Kwara state, and other places where he had served in various capacities.

“You are not being sent to the field to bring any returns but to discharge your duties as enshrined in the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.

“Disciplined officers will not indulge in the collection of bribes from motorists. It is even ridiculous that commercial drivers are collecting money from passengers to bribe the police. This ignoble act must stop.

“You must carry out your assignment with the fear of God as well as apply the law in the course of discharging your duty.”

The police also cautioned officers to be mindful of their conduct on social media, especially in the area of post-sharing.

“You must verify information before sharing it in order not to misinform the public or aggravate tension in your respective domains.

 

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