The Acting Inspector General of the Police, Solomon Arase has given stern warning on Friday, May 8, 2015 against corruption including the granting of bail through offering of money amongst other iniquitous practices
Arase disclosed his willingness to eradicate and zero tolerance for corruption, in his maiden visit to the Lagos State Police Command, Ikeja, Lagos, while addressing police officers.
He vehemently stated that he would not give a second thought to the prosecution of any officer, no matter the rank attained who is found guilty of such crimes.
He also went further to ascertain that henceforth, every police officer must have sufficient evidence to arrest and interrogate any suspect.
Arase stated. ‘I want to discourage custodian approach to policing.
‘This will reduce the cases of seeking for bail and unnecessary detention of suspects in our cells.
‘To put a stop to the isssues of bribery, we have a platform in the Nigerian Police, in the intelligence department attending to all complain especially in the area of corruption.’ he said.
‘Feel free to send any complaint to that department.
‘Bail is free and all those offering money to the police are also corrupt.
‘I am passionate about the intelligence school that is why i am determined to invest on capacity building.’ He said
He also went further to state that he will resurrect the Enugu Intelligence Training School and ensure that officers are trained and retrained.
‘They need to be up to date with the modern trend of investigation.
‘It’s obvious that they do things out of ignorance.’ He said.