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IGP to Nigerians: Never succumb your hard-earned money to officers no matter the intimidation

Olukayode Egbetokun, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), while lamenting that some police officers who are expected to uphold the value of integrity are breaching the public trust placed in them, called on Nigerians to not give out their hard-earned money or property regardless of intimidation by police officers.

The IGP said the police, under his leadership, would bridge the trust deficit between the force and members of the public while calling for a prompt dispensation of justice against erring police officers and the implementation of measures to curb unprofessionalism.

Egbetokun, while making these remarks during a meeting with key officers responsible for the internal control mechanisms of the police on Friday at the Force headquarters, Abuja, directed the senior officers to make necessary recommendations for personnel who demonstrate acts of courage, integrity, and humanity.

He said, “Over the years, we have observed that the conduct of some personnel significantly deviated from the expectations of the force leadership.

“Officers who are supposed to uphold the value of integrity and upon whom society places high moral expectations are frequently seen breaching the trust placed in them by the public.

“At this junction, I want to emphasise that while we continue to implement internal measures to curb acts of extortion and other vices, the citizens must join hands with us.

“I urge the public never to succumb to intimidation or part with their hard-earned money or properties unjustly.”

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