The Nigeria Police has said there will be no cover-up in the case of the Assistant Commissioner of Police arrested with N2.7 million bribe cash.
The Head, Compliant Response Unit (CRU), Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Abayomi Shogunle, said all necessary actions have been provided in the Police Act and Regulations on the case. “I don’t see anybody covering up this particular case because the necessary actions needed to be taken, the normal disciplinary procedure as provided under the Police Act and Regulations are being followed.” he said.
The indicted officer had been issued a query and a criminal investigation had been conducted by the X-squad. He responded to the query and had faced the Force Disciplinary Committee (FDC), which had made its recommendations to Inspector-General of Police Ibrahim Idris.
Shogunle explained that the I-G had been forwarded his recommendation to the Police Service Commission ( PSC) for ratification. “The processes needed have been done and all we are just waiting for is the recommendations of the PSC,” he said.
He said it was when the Commission informed the I-G on the matter that the CRU would in turn inform the public on the matter.
Shogunle said that I-G had directed the unit to ensure that it discharged its responsibilities without impunity in line with its motto.
“One of the things the I-G has tasked the CRU, which is no to impunity, is that the unit should ensure that it upholds that motto,” he added.
The CRU head said that the inclusion of the X-squad unit of the police was yielding result. “One of the breakthroughs we have had as contained in the CRU third quarter report was actually done by the x-squad. This is the kind of things the public should expect with the inclusion of the squad by the I-G in the fight against corruption,” he said.
He said there was cordial working relationship between the Nigeria Police Force through the CRU and human rights groups in the country.
“As a matter of fact, we have a committee made up of these organisations to review policing operations nationwide. We hear from them issues of policing and also give them feedback on their cases that were handled by the CRU,” he said.