Crime control: Police roll out 110,000 GSM lines to officers

The Nigeria Police said on Thursday that ity would roll out 110, 000 Globacom mobile phone lines to its personnel nationwide, to enhance their capacity in fighting crime.

The acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, who disclosed this at the inauguration of the project in Abuja, said that the lines were secured as an in-house means of communication among officers.

Mr. Abubakar said that the provision of the mobile phone lines is an initiative of the Police Cooperative Multi-Purpose Society Ltd., and the lines would later be increased to one million to cover all personnel of the force.

The IG, who was represented by the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), Emmanuel Udeoji, said, “fundamentally, the lines will enhance the capacity of the policeman to fight crime at reduced cost.”

The Executive Secretary of the police cooperative, acting Commissioner of Police, Agboola Glover, said that the lines would be given to the personnel under the cooperative’s communication project known as “Cooperative Communication (COOPCOM)’”.

Mr. Glover said that Globacom, a Nigerian telecom, would provide them under the Close User Group (CUG) at a reduced cost, adding that each officer was required to pay N600 monthly rental charge to make use of the line.

He said that Globacom was selected by the cooperative because “it is an indigenous company with national geographical spread”.

Globacom’s Head of Public Sector, Tunde Amunikoro, said that the lines would assist the officers in crime detection and fighting.

Mr. Amunikoro said that apart from providing efficient telecommunications network, the company is committed to making the country realise its goal of providing cost effective telecommunications.

Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility


Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.


NEVER MISS A THING AGAIN! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required


Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: New Discovery! Click Here To See A Miracle Device That Can Cure DIABETES, BLOOD PRESSURE, STROKE, ARTHRITIS, PAINS, OBESITY And 50 Other CHRONIC DISEASES Without Drugs Or Herbs.. Click Here Now To See It

All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.