By Ejike Ejike, Abuja
The Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit (PCRRU) of the Nigeria Police Force said six police officers were sacked and a total sum of N265,000 extortion money recovered from dismissed officers and handed over to the rightful owners in second quarter (Q2) of 2017.
It has also resolved a total of 589 complaints which represents 90 per cent of 657 complaints made against the police from across the country in the same period.
This is contained in the 2017 Second Quarter (Q2) Report released yesterday in Abuja.
The reported signed by Head of the PCRRU, ACP Abayomi Shogunle, shows that complainants were satisfied with the outcomes arrived at by the PCRRU on their cases.
The statement also noted that “during the period under review, two traffic wardens found guilty of extortion in Abuja and four police officers also found guilty of extortion in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State were dismissed from service in keeping to the IGP Ibrahim Idris’ promise to flush out unethical officers from the NPF.
“A total sum of N265,000 extortion money was also recovered from dismissed officers and handed over to the rightful owners.
“A 17 per cent reduction in number of complaint was recorded in 2017 Q2 (457 cases) compared with 2016 Q2 with 906 complaints. Regarding the sources of complaints, highest number of processed complaints came through telephone calls (454 cases) which represent 69 per cent of total complaints received. WhatsApp, SMS, BBM, Twitter, Facebook, Email jointly accounts for the remaining cases.
“Lagos, Rivers, and FCT Abuja top the state ranking with 137, 89 and 82 complaints respectively while Gombe, Jigawa, Katsina, and Yobe states recorded no complaint from members of the public.”