The Nigeria Police Force has dissociated itself from the comment of a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), on a viral video, against sister agencies.
In the video, the CSP of Police of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), attached to the Abia State Police Command, while on special duty at Umunneochi L.G.A of the state following the kidnap of some members of the community on Sunday 29th May 2022, was seen addressing a crowd and verbally attacking a particular ethnic group and casting aspersions on other security agencies.
In a statement by Force Spokesman, Muyiwa Adejobi, the police explained that the officer was at the location to carry out a rescue operation led by an Assistant Commissioner of Police.
“He had no locus standi to address the press or any group of persons, as such is the sole responsibility of the Commissioner of Police, and the Police Public Relations Officer, or at least his superior in rank who was also at the scene,” said Adejobi.
The Force spokesman further noted: “His impetuous and unguarded statements expressly contradict salient provisions of the social media Policy, Police Act and Regulations, and Code of Conduct for Police Officers, as well as extant laws regulating the conduct and activities of police officers. The Force wishes to state unequivocally that the unguarded utterances of the individual do not represent the principles, ideals, position, and ethics of the Nigeria Police Force, and therefore dissociates itself in its entirety.”
According to Adejobi, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Alkali Baba, has promised that the erring CSP would face the disciplinary procedures of the Force for his unguarded indiscretions.
He equally restated the commitment of his administration to ensuring all and sundry have access to policing services without sentimental colourations.BEWARE All Rights Reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without prior express written permission from Juliana Francis