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PSC probes CPs over ‘misconduct’

By Chizoba Ogbeche Abuja–

Police Service Commission (PSC), yesterday said it was investigating allegations of abuse of office against some Commissioners of Police (CPs) in charge of state commands.
A statement by PSC’s Head, Press and Public Relations, Mr Ikechukwu Ani, said Permanent Secretary/Secretary to the Commission, Mr Musa Istifanus, disclosed this while receiving the leadership of Concerned Citizens of Edo, in Abuja.
He said the group was at the commission to protest alleged poor performance of the CP in charge of Edo state, Mr Haliru Gwandu.
Th e spokesperson said, Istifanus confirmed that the commission had received complaints and petitions against some CPs, who were allegedly going against laid down rules and regulations.
Th e Permanent Secretary assured that the commission would take serious action against any of the commissioners found to have compromised his office.
According to him, the commission takes very seriously issues of abuse of office, especially from CPs in the state, which can lead to anarchy.
Istifanus promised that the complaint from the group would be expeditiously handled, stating: “we will not allow anarchy in Edo; we will immediately look into this complaint and take a decision on it.
” He, however, called on the group to remain calm and law-abiding and allow the commission to do the needful.
Earlier, leader of the group, Mr Henry Okpeme, complained of the alleged collapse of security in Edo state, citing alarming increase in high profi le assassinations, kidnapping and rape cases.
He said that the CP in charge of the state appeared to be overwhelmed or may have compromised and should, therefore, be redeployed in the interest of the people.

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