All Police Men Found Guilty Of The Charges Against Them Will Be Punished- Police Service Commission
It has been stated by the Police Service Commission that all policemen found guilty by the Presidential Panel on Reform of the defunct Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) will suffer the consequences.
According to the commission’s Head of Press and Public Relations Ikechukwu Ani expressed their disbelief and shock at the havoc caused on Innocent Nigerians, public facilities and businesses over the past couple of days.
The commission also revealed that they have recently dismissed 10 senior Police Officers including an Assistant Commissioner of Police and also reduced the rank of 9 others after their misconduct.
“The Commission wishes to reiterate its commitment to holding Police Officers, whether of the defunct Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) or conventional, accountable for their actions and inactions and will continue to ensure instant due punishments for misconducts.
“The Commission only recently dismissed ten senior Police Officers including an Assistant Commissioner of Police and reduced the rank of nine others following established cases of misconduct.
“The Commission will process and punish all Policemen found culpable by the Presidential Panel on Reform of the defunct SARS. The Panel had concluded its assignment in 2018 but submitted its Report to the Commission on Friday, 16th October 2020. The Commission is still awaiting the white paper on the Report from the National Human Rights Commission so as to quicken its disciplinary mechanism and ensure that those to be dismissed are immediately flushed out from the system.
“The Commission will however like to condemn the unprovoked killing of Police men and women across the country and the burning of Police stations, stressing that the action was barbaric and unfortunate. It notes that Police Officers are also Nigerians that have sacrificed their lives and comfort for the safety of the citizens and their properties and deserves nothing but commendation, support and encouragement.
“The Commission warns that any attempt to force the country into a state of lawlessness will be an ill wind that will blow nobody any good.
“We will ensure that the Police that will emerge in the nearest future will meet the expectations of Nigerians. Nigerians are therefore urged to extend to them the required cooperation and support while Government attends to the basic inadequacies facing the Institution.”