N2.7 million bribe recovered from Nigeria police commissioner


The Nigeria Police Force Complaint Response Unit, CRU, said it recovered N2.7 million bribe from an Assistant Commissioner of Police (name withheld) serving in one of the state commands.

This is contained in the third quarter report of the unit signed by Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police, Abayomi Shogunle, Head of CRU in Abuja.

The report said the recovery followed a complaint made to the CRU through a telephone call.

Mr. Shogunle said that necessary disciplinary procedures were ongoing against the officer involved in the misconduct.

He also said that the suspect arrested in respect of the case had since been handed over to the relevant agency for prosecution.

“The bribe money was recovered from the ACP after the case was referred to the X-Squad for necessary action in line with the directive issued by the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, that X-Squad be included as part of CRU responding agents,’’ he said.

Mr. Shogunle said that the inclusion of state provost marshals demonstrated the I-G’s resolve to ensuring more effective response to cases of alleged police professional misconduct nationwide.

He said that the unit had resolved 324 cases out of the 405 it received from members of the public against the police between July and September.

He said 51 of the cases reported during the period under review were found to be false, while 30 cases were still pending.

Mr. Shogunle said the Rivers Police Command topped the state ranking with a total of 78 cases, followed by Lagos with 72 and FCT with 48 cases.

“The Q3 report shows that over half of the complaints against the police came from four state commands – Rivers, Lagos, FCT and Anambra, which accounts for 55.06 per cent of complaints during the period under review,” he said

He said no single complaint was reported against the police in six state commands, Bauchi, Jigawa, Katsina, Kebbi, Osun and Sokoto.

The CRU head said Kebbi remained the only command with no complaint made against the police since the inception of the unit in Nov. 2015.

He noted that Professional misconduct topped the complaint distribution category with 154 entries, followed by demanding money for bail with 144 entries.

“More complaints were received via phone call – 294 cases, WhatsApp – 55, Twitter – 20, email – 19, Facebook – 6, SMS – 2, BBM – 1 and 8 cases reported via others (petition letters, media publications),“he said

He said that the sharp reduction in complaints against the police during the period under review was linked to the fact that Nigerian Police officers were becoming more professional.

Mr. Shogunle said that the Inspector-General of Police had ensured strict adherence to the CRU Motto of “No to Impunity”.


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  • George

    Pls republish the telephone numbers;

    • Musbau Adebayo

      Call only 08057000001 SMS only 08057000003

      • George

        Who are you.

        I don’t truth tribe that bear Adebayo in what Tinubu has caused this nation

  • Rommel

    Why would they complain when they have local emirate sharia police

    • George

      Is like your madness is resolving gradually now that you started seeing the truth in what we have been saying concerning those nomadic tribe that produced your cow headed president.

  • St

    Liar, only social media can be more than 5,000 sef… they are lying to us

  • Burbank

    May the day be soon when our police is seen to be corrupt-free.
    MBU JOSEPH MBU must be high on the DSS list of corrupt ex-police officers, waiting to be arrested. ‘
    Thank God Mbu had been removed from the NPF.