OFFICERS’ DISMISSAL: RESIDENTS COMMEND POLICE HIGH COMMAND
The Inspector General of Police, Alkali Baba has received commendation for discipline of officers. Residents of Makurdi say dismissal erring officers is constitutional and encouraging. According to Polycarp Aande, Makurdi based Private Legal Practitioner, the Police high Command has followed due process in carrying the act.
Some say the Police occupies a central role in the intelligence community. They also say other security agencies should emulate the Police on this feat. Terese Tuhwa, who is a journalist said this should be replicated in the other security agencies.
Other residents say the general public has lost confidence in the police and that reforming the service is best for redeeming the lost image.
Recall that under the current Inspector General of Police, the Police high Command has continued to melt appropriate actions on officers for misconduct. In July, 2022, Mopol Inspector Richard Gele was dismissed in Kogi for justifying corruption. In August, 2022, Corporal Opeyemi Kadiri was dismissed for illegal phone search in Lagos.