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Edo police caution officers over extra-judicial killings


Ibrahim Idris,Inspector General of Police.

Ibrahim Idris,Inspector General of Police.

The police in Edo state yesterday issued a stern warning to police officers involved in extra-judicial killing in the state, saying that any of its men involved in such would face the full wrath of the law.

The Commissioner of Police, Haliru Gwamdu also tasked Divisional police officers to always audit their amoury in their respective divisions, observing that the command would not condone any form of indiscipline in the force.

He stated this during the flagging off of two campaigns; “Bail is free” and “Change begins with me” as part of efforts to fight corruption.

He said the move was in line with the directives from the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris, to key into the federal government’s campaign against corruption.

Gwandu called on all police officers to pass the message across to other rank and file in the command to adhere to the new order, particularly over the issue of bail. He added that corruption has eaten deep into the fabric of the system and must be fought collectively.

He added that the public should report any police officer that collects bail to the command and that when investigated, such officer would be punished.

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