Corruption: Police X-Squad to Investigate Government agencies – IGP Idris.
Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has said, the Police X-squad has been empowered to investigate anti-corruption cases of agencies of the Federal Government, States and Local governments in the country.
The IGP who made this known at the inauguration of the re-branded Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit (PCRRU) in Abuja, noted that the X-Squad of the force is an established unit primarily responsible for arresting, investigating, discipline and prosecution of erring officers and men of the police force.
“These officers and men are those accused of corruption, corrupt tendencies and those who compromised their official positions for pecuniary gains and interest” he said.
Emphasizing that “The X-Squad is empowered, have been reinvigorated and properly equipped to carry out their duties and other responsibilities effectively in accordance with the law”, the IGP said, “The X-Squad will not limit itself to corruption cases within the force alone but to other agencies of government in the federal, state and local government levels”.
Throwing more light on the Rebranded Complaints Response Unit and new flyers printed in Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba to be distributed nationwide, Idris said, “The unit is a department of the force saddled with responsibility of receiving and resolving all complaints of police professional misconduct emanating from policing activities and operations nationwide.
“The unit is available 24 hours a day to listen to members of the public from across Nigeria. In line with the change agenda of the federal government of Nigeria and the ‘Change Begins with Me Campaign’, the Nigeria Police force under my leadership is ensuring accountability by ensuring that citizens and residents of the country have a unit through which all grievances against police actions and inactions are taken and redressed.
Continuing the IGP said, “The PCRRU has provided seven different platforms which are inscribed on the flyers through which members of the public can reach the unit vis a vis phone call, SMS, WhatsApp, Blackberry messenger (BBM), Twitter, Facebook and email.
He added that the PCRRU will work closely and in synergy with X-Squad unit by passing promptly, complaints against police officers and men across the country emanating from members of the public to the X-Squad for immediate action.
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