An Assistant Commissioner of Police in one of the states in Nigeria, has been remanded over an alleged case of bribery and gross misconduct.
The Nigerian Police Force Complaint Response Unit (CRU), which has so far resolved 324 cases, swooped in on the suspect following a complaint made through a phone call.
This report is contained in the third quarter report of the unit released on Thursday October 13th by the Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police, and Head of CRU in Abuja, ACP Abayomi Shogunle.
Shogunle said that necessary disciplinary measures will be taken against the corrupt official.
The bribe money has been recovered by the ACP and the case referred to the X-Squad for further investigations.
Below is the report:
In line with its mandate of reveiwing and resolving cases of police professional misconduct, the complaint response unit(CRU) of the Nigeria police force has resolved 324cases out of a total of 405 complaints made against the police by members of the public between July 1st, and September 30th, 2016. 51 out of the cases reported during period under review were found to be false while 30 cases are still pending.
Rivers police command tops the state ranking with a total number of 78 cases followed by Lagos with 72, and FCT Abuja with 48 cases. The Q3 report shows that over half of the complaints during the period under review.
No single complaint was reported against the police in six state commands-Bauchi, Jigsaw, Katsina, Kebbi, Osun and Sokoto State remains the only state with no complaint made against the police since the inception of the CRU in November 2015.
Professional misconduct tops the complaint category with 154entries followed by demanding money for bail with 144 entries. More complaints were received via phone call-294 cases, while whatsapp -55,Twitter-20,email-19,facebook-6,sms-2,BBM-1,and 8cases reported via others. (petitions, media, media publications)