Stop detaining innocent Nigerians, IGP warns police personnel

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has warned police personnel against the unlawful arrest and detention of innocent Nigerians.

Idris gave the warning on Wednesday during a meeting with Commissioners of Police and other top officers in Abuja.

He directed all the commissioners to ensure close supervision of all units in their commands.

“You should ensure close supervision of operations of all units stationed in your commands,”he said.

He said some police officers have resorts to detaining suspects without thorough investigations.

Idris attributed the recent achievements recorded by the police to the synergy between it and other security agencies in the country.

“Police is having a robust synergy with other security agencies, this is seen in operation jointly carried out by the police and the security agencies,” he said.

He added that more area commands will be established in states to address the issue of stagnation of personnel in the commander cadre of the force.

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