The recently appointed police chief in Nigeria Alkali Baba has ordered the “immediate disbandment” of the IGP Monitoring Satellite Offices in Lagos and Port Harcourt following complaints of harassment and operating beyond their briefs by Nigerians.
Baba, the acting Inspector-General of Police gave the announcement on Thursday at his first meeting with Command Police Commissioners and zonal AIGs, in Abuja.
According to him, the IGP Monitoring Units will be re-organised.
The latest development comes less than 48 hours after the country’s Police Service Commission asked the IGP to check the proliferation of police investigating units, as they were bringing enormous embarrassments to the force.
Musiliu Smith, the commission’s chairman, said there is a need for effective monitoring of police investigative units to stem the atrocities its officials committed in the line of duty.
He also called for the need to urgently handle cases of misconduct by the officers “so that those found wanting are brought to book.”
By Abel Ejikeme