Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris on Friday vowed to visit the full wrath of the law on police officers who go contrary to the norms of policing noting that tremendous successes has been achieved in the fight against corruption and professional misconduct in the force.
The IGP made the vow even as he directed Departmental heads, Zonal and State Commands, formations and units to reactivate the reward systems within their powers to adequately reward deserving officers, in accordance with laid down rules and regulations.
Speaking at the decoration of newly promoted Commissioners of Police, DCP’s and ACP’s, the IGP said that sanctioning of erring police officers will serve as a deterrent to others.
Disclosing that promotion was one of the motivational incentives to honour officers, who had distinguished themselves in their various duty posts, Idris said, “I implore you to wear your new ranks with a deep sense of commitment to duty, responsibility and humility,” he said.
He added that the promotion was a launch-pad for greater challenges and efforts to accomplish organizational goals.
On successes recorded in crime fighting including bursting of robbery and kidnapping gangs, the IGP said, “These achievements are a result of the collective efforts of these senior officers, whose devotion and conduct have been exemplary.
“These successes were facilitated courtesy of an effective administrative structure at the force headquarters”.
Among officers decorated are Mr. Don Awunah, Force Public Relations Officer, CP Umar Garba, CP in charge IGP Monitoring Team, CP Bello Ahmed, COMPOL MOPOL and Afiz Inuwa, Principal Staff Officer to the IGP.
The Deputy Commissioners of Police are Abuh Sani, ACP Adamu Bakori, ACP Kolo Yusuf, ACP Abba Kyari and SP Abdulkareem Abdullahi, Personal Assistant to the IGP.
Responding on behalf of the officers, the COMPOL MOPOL assured that they would redouble their efforts in discharging their responsibilities.
“We shall continue to do our best as we discharge our responsibilities.
“I assure you that we will not let you and the nation down, we will match our words with action”, he said.