IGP warns against illegal deployment of policemen

The Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, has warned senior police officers against illegally deploying policemen to provide security for Very Important Personalities in the country, who do not have the right to such services.

Arase stated that he would punish Divisional Police Officers -DPOs and other senior officers found engaging in illegal deployment of junior officers, stressing that he would not condone the act.

Addressing officers and men during his visit to the Federal Capital Territory Police Command, Abuja at the weekend, the IG cautioned policemen against abandoning their duty posts at night, saying he had observed that most of them disappear from duty by 12 a.m.

He admonished senior officers to visit their subordinates to ensure that they are on duty round the clock, particularly at night and advised them to rather engage in arbitration and mediation instead of detaining individuals and demanding for surety for bail.

Responding, the FCT Commission of Police, Wilson Inalegwu, asked the IG to create more area command divisions for Abuja to enable the police to better protect the city.



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