Nigeria Police not corrupt, says Force Spokesman
The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has dismissed the reports that said its officers are corrupt, saying the reports are misleading and a clear misrepresentation of facts.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Wednesday alleged that police officers and the judiciary are the highest bribe-takers in the country with over N400 billion spent on bribes yearly.
A statement signed late yesterday in Abuja by Force Public Relations Officer, (FPRO), Jimoh Moshood said the deliberately ill-timed release of the findings from a survey carried out two years ago was coming at a time when the Force has fully keyed into the “Change Begins with Me” mantra and declared total war on corruption.
He added that the Force has also established and repositioned the mechanisms of the Force responsible for fighting corruption, bribery and other corrupt tendencies within and outside the Force, adding that the report was claimed to have been based on a survey conducted in April and May, 2016 across the 36 states of the Federation and the FCT.
Moshood, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) also stated the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris has assured Nigerians and the International Community of sustained efforts which would be based on international core values of policing with integrity and the determination of the Force under his leadership to shun corruption and bribery in all its ramifications.
According to him, since the inception of the present administration of the Nigeria Police Force in July 2016, after the reported survey has been conducted and concluded, the Inspector General of Police has introduced and implemented diverse internal reforms aimed at bringing corruption to zero level in the Force.
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