Mr Mbu Joseph Mbu, the new Commissioner of Police in the FCT, says that he is not in the territory for politics but to police it.
Mbu made the remark on Monday at his maiden news conference at the FCT Police Command headquarters on assumption of duty.
“Today (Monday), I have assumed duties as the new Commissioner of Police in charge of the FCT.
“I am not here for politics; this is Federal Capital Territory, a no-man’s land.
“We are here to do policing and that is all”, Mbu said.
The new commissioner promised to build confidence in officers and men of the command to enable them to carry out their duties without fear or favour.
“I must tell you that I have to build confidence in my policemen; my policemen must work with confidence without fear of intimidation.
“You are driving against traffic or doing that which is not good and a policeman accosts you and you start yelling on him that you are going to call the CP or the I-G; I will not accept that.
“I will defend my policeman as long as he is doing the right thing”, he said.
According to him, whoever takes the laws into his or her hands in the territory will be brought to book.
He, however, warned the personnel against indiscipline, advising them to be civil and respect the people.
“I will not condone indiscipline and incivility to the public; every policeman in this command must be very hard working; we are paid for others to sleep”, he said.
Mbu said that the command would soon instal complaint boxes in public places in the territory, including Churches and Mosques, to enable the public to volunteer information and to report misconduct by policemen.
The commissioner advised journalists to always verify stories before publication and vowed to bar those who report hearsay from covering activities at the command.
“I want to advise that if you come here, you need to confirm the story from the PPRO, DCP (Administration) or the CP.
“If you do not confirm and you go and write rubbish, I will block you from coming into this headquarters”, he threatened. (NAN)