Thursday, 14 January 2016

Policemen on domestic errands or escorting unauthorised persons will be arrested- Mike Okiro

Former Inspector General of Police, and current Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), Mike Okiro, yesterday said that policemen found on domestic errand or escorting unauthorised persons will be arrested.
Okiro stated this in Abuja yesterday, January 13, while addressing some critical issues concerning the Nigeria Police Force. He said the the Police Service Commission has worked out a blueprint spelling out the duties of police officers attached to Very Important Personalities (VIPs) and that officers doing domestic job would not be tolerated anymore.

“The issue of policemen performing domestic duties, as you can all agree with me, has generated much uproar and even condemnation as it is capable of eroding the public esteem of members of the NPF. To stem the tide, we have worked out a blueprint of the class of VIPs that should enjoy the privilege of attaching police officers to provide VIP protection with their specific duties clearly spelt out. The matter is awaiting the consent of the relevant authorities, before we can start its implementation. This policy is very critical and is aimed at shoving up, the professionalism of the Police Force and rekindles the high respect the police deserve in the public eye cum image.”he said

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