August 8, 2013 – IGP Abubakar Vows To Dismiss Corrupt Nigerian Police Officers After Ikeja Bribery Video
Nigeria’s Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Abubakar, on Thursday vowed to flush out bad eggs in the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), saying he would never preside over a corrupt police service.
Abubakar made the promise in Abuja while answering questions from State House correspondents over the police officer dismissed on Wednesday for demanding N25,000 bribe from a motorist in Lagos,.
He said the punishment was not too harsh and warned that any police officer caught in corrupt practices would not be spared.
He said the NPF was ICT compliant, hence it would continue to use modern telecommunication gadgets in apprehending corrupt officers.
“You can see that we are IT compliant; we know what is happening in the YouTube, we know what is happening all over the world.
“We believe that we have to do what is right. We monitor our officers and men. Sometimes we even set them up to ensure that we get them on the act.
“I will not run a corrupt police service.’’
Abubakar assured Nigerians of adequate security of lives and property during and after Sallah celebration
He enjoined the people to continue to support the law enforcement agencies by providing them with useful information to address insecurity across the country.
Abubakar also commended the media for its cooperation and support to the police in combating criminal activities in the country.
[Source: PM News Lagos]