The Chairman, Police Service Commission, Musiliu Smith, has called for review of method of investigating arrant police officers says “We are always having a lot of complaints from the members of the public against police officers”
Smith, who is a former Inspector-General of Police, expressed worries over the level of misconduct in the police force saying his officer was always inundated with complaints from Nigerians.
The Police Service Commission chairman expressed this at a retreat with the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu and his police management team, in Abuja on Tuesday.
According to Smith, who attributed the recent #EndSARS protests to the misconduct of officers of the Nigeria Police Force said “We are always having a lot of complaints from the members of the public against police officers. I believe that #EndSARS resulted from serious misconduct of some of our personnel”
“I want to advise that we review the arrangements we are making for investigating such cases. Let’s ensure that investigations are thoroughly conducted and whoever is the police officer that has been indicted will be punished according to the law. If we are doing that, some of the public complaints will go down.”
PSC chairman also admonished IG of Police, Mohammed Adamu to work closely with the commission on the recruitment of credible Nigerians into the force.
Noting that the number of court cases against the police was alarming, stressing that the force may not be able to pay the damages awarded against it.
In his remarks at the event, the IG of Police, noted that the retreat was to bridge the communication gap and engender a better understanding and working relationship between the force and the police service commission.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubukar Malami, SAN, who also spoke at the retreat, emphasized on the need for harmonious working relationship among all the agencies of the government