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IGP to cops: Collect money for bail, get arrested

Inspector-General of Police, Ibrabim Idris Kpotu, has warned men and offi cers of the police against collecting bail money, explaining that a special squad had been set up to enforce the Bail Is Free policy and mandated to arrest and prosecute any indicted policeman.

Kpotu stated this yesterday while launching Bail Is Free campaign in Minna, adding that the squad “will monitor compliance with the directive, detain and discipline erring police offi cers.

” Represented by the Force Public Relations Offi cer, Jimoh Moshud, the IGP said all state commands had been directed to carry out same campaign.

“Th e Inspector-General of Police and his management team pay special attention to issues of corruption allegations, especially as it concerns bail of suspects in Police custody,” he said.

He said the Force had embarked on aggressive community-policing and people-oriented engagement to bring the Nigerian Police Force to eff ective service delivery.

He warned that any police offi cer found wanting would be punished according to laid down procedures.

In his remarks, the Niger State Police Commissioner, Mr.

Austin Agbonlahor, said the fl agoff was part of IGP’s determination to police the country based on international core values and integrity while ensuring rule of law and shunning of corruption.

Agbonlahor said the Nigerian Police “will continue to operate within the principle of democracy to make Nigeria safer and secured while adhering to professionalism.

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