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Police get 431 Petitions over Cops' Misconduct
By: News Editor
Wed, 14 Sep 2022   ||   Nigeria, Abuja

It has been reported that there are no fewer than 431 complaints from citizens against the personnel of the Nigeria Police Force between July and September 5, 2022.
The Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi who made this known while explaining the efforts of the Ministry and the NPF in ensuring discipline among Police Officers noted that  304 complaints had been resolved with 81 punishments awarded to erring Police Officers.
“Recently, attention has been placed on the need for professionalism and adherence to extant laws by police officers in the discharge of their lawful duties.’’
“This has prompted the need to look into the various complaints against police action via social media, and the meting out of sanctions on violators of laws regulating the conduct of Police Officers.’’’
“In the past three months, a total of 431 complaints against police actions have been received. 304 of these complaints have been resolved with 81 punishments awarded to erring police officers and men.’’
“Seven of these Police Officers have been dismissed for severe infractions.’’
“Meanwhile, 40 officers are undergoing internal disciplinary processes to determine their innocence or otherwise.”
Dingyadi, also noted that the PPCC in 2021 embarked on sensitisation campaigns targeted at the six Geo-Political Zones and that the South-West, South-South, North-Central and North-West campaigns had been held while the North-East was slated to hold September 9th in Bauchi.


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