I Will Not Run A Corrupt Police Service – IGP Abubakar

Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Abubakar
Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Abubakar

Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Abubakar, on Thursday reiterated his commitment to making the Nigerian police corruption-free, vowing to flush out bad eggs in the Force, adding that he would never preside over a corrupt police service.

Making the promise in Abuja while answering questions from State House correspondents over the police officer dismissed on Wednesday for demanding N25,000 bribe from a motorist in Lagos, Abubakar said the punishment was not too harsh and warned that any police officer caught in corrupt practices would not be spared.

Abubakar said the NPF was ICT compliant, and would therefore continue to use modern telecommunication gadgets in apprehending corrupt officers.

“You can see that we are IT compliant; we know what is happening in the YouTube, we know what is happening all over the world.

“We believe that we have to do what is right. We monitor our officers and men. Sometimes we even set them up to ensure that we get them on the act.

“I will not run a corrupt police service,” Abubakar said.

Abubakar therefore assured Nigerians of adequate security of lives and property during and after Sallah celebration

He enjoined the people to continue to support the law enforcement agencies by providing them with useful information to address insecurity across the country.

Abubakar also commended the media for its cooperation and support to the police in combating criminal activities in the country.