From Yakubu Mustapha, Minna.
The Inspector General of Police IGP, Ibrahim Idris Kpotun has launched Bail is Free Campaign in Minna, the Niger State capital and directed the X squad of the force to monitor the implementation to the leather.
“The X squad of the Nigerian Police force had been sent out to all the states of the federation to monitor compliance to bail is free campaign and given power to arrest, detain and discipline any erring Police officer”
The Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris Kpotun made this known on Wednesday, further directed that the campaign should be replicated in the 36 states of the country.
The Police boss said the bail is free campaign policy was introduced to stamp out corruption from the force.
“The Inspector General of Police and his management team pay special attention to issues of corruption allegation most especially as it concerns bail of suspects in Police custody”
The IGP said in the speech read by the Force Public Relations Officer, Supritendant of Police Jimoh Mushood who said the force had embarked on “aggressive community and people oriented engagement to bring the Nigerian Police force so as to ensure effective service delivery”
“The eminent persons forum which is a plat form to strengthen the community policing strategies to tacked ethnic, religious and communal disputed and crisis”.
He noted that any police find wanting would be punished according to lay down procedures hence a departure from the past.
The Niger State Police Commissioner, Mr Austin Agbonlahor in his remarks stated that the flag off was part of IGP to Police the country based on international core values and integrity, ensure rule of law prevail and shun corruption.
Agbonlahor added that Nigerian Police to operate within the principle of democracy, make Nigeria safer and secured by demonstrating professionalism.