PSC committee on public complaint to investigate 5 cases of police misconduct

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From Odimmegwa Johnpeter, Abuja
The Police Service Commission, PSC, Committee on Public Complaint on Police Conduct has received several complaints against the Police.
The Committee headed by Justice Olufunlola Adekeye, a retired Justice of the Supreme Court met last week in Abuja and decided to investigate five complaints brought before it.
Justice Adekeye said the Commission will henceforth treat with utmost seriousness cases from the public and even the Police on Police misconduct. She advised serving Police Officers who are victims of Police action in one way or the other to bring their complaints to the Commission within three months. According to her, the Committee which has since taken off will ensure that the Police operate within the law and in accordance with the rules and regulations guiding its operations.
Cases already slated for the Committees investigation include a case of alleged cheating and gross misconduct against one Inspector Fortune Bassey serving at the Police Service Commission Police liaison Desk; a case from the Brekete family on behalf of ASP Mohammed Yusuf, Sgt. Agada Kenneth and Cpl. Agada Lawrence for wrongful dismissal from the Nigeria Police Force and another case from the Brekete Family on behalf of CPL. Abuh Usman, Sgt. Garuba Othaniel, CPL. Shehu Usman and one Sara Dona also for wrongful dismissal.
The Committee has also scheduled for investigation an alleged case of stealing and criminal diversion/conversion of N1.8million belonging to one Ikechukwu Anthony Nnamani by the Men of the Nigeria Police Force FCT, Command.
Mr. Nnamani in a petition by his Solicitors, I.C. Ejiofor & Co, had complained that on the 30th of September, 2015, at about 9pm at Apo Bridge, along Area 1, Apo express way, he was stopped by a Police team led by Supol Vincent Ejeh as he was trying to drop a friend by the road side. He alleged that both his car which he locked and the N1.8million inside it were taking away and till today he has faced persecution and intimidation in the hands of the police while trying to retrieve them.
The Committee is also to investigate a complaint by one Muhammad Bashiru Liva that Mr. J.J. Akpani, DPO Shendam Division acted contrary to the provisions of the law, by not accepting the complaint he lodged at the Divisional headquarters. Another complaint by Ibrahim Randawa against one Tanko Tallafi of the same Division will also be investigated.

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