The 20th indigenous Inspector General of Police, Mr. Adamu Mohammed on Tuesday, December 3rd 2019 charges Officers and Men of the Nigerian Police force to discharge their duties with the fear of God.
The IGP made this disclosure in his address to officers and men of the Nigerian Police Force at the Oyo state Police Command headquarters, Eleyele Ibadan shortly after he delivered a lecture at the University of Ibadan Alumni centre, titled "Security and Protection System: The challenge of Policing in Nigeria"
Speaking on behalf of the IGP, the Deputy Inspector general of Police (Research and Planning) who is also the supervising DIG in charge of South West, Mr. Peter Ogunyanwo, ascertained that the police officers of the Nigeria police force are saddled with the responsibility of maintaining law and order and fighting crimes. He said any officer found guilty of engaging in criminal activities will be disciplined and face the law.
Adamu charges officers to focus on investigation, carry them out efficiently and thoroughly before arresting so as not to punish the innocent ones.
"Appraise yourselves and analyse your performances on a daily basis as this would help you perform better at your point of duty", the IGP emphasized.
"Have moral re-orientation and embrace morality, possess the virtue of respect by giving it to every citizen whom you come across. You may not know if the person you are talking to is a senior officer", he said.
"No officer is above the law, any officer who acts against the law will face due and appropriate consequences, IGP warns.
The IGP frowned at police men demanding for money while on raid referring to them as bad eggs in the police force. He advised that those involved should put an end to it else they face the consequences.