20 Police officers sanctioned by the Police for misconduct – Complaint Response Unit

The Nigerian Police has sanctioned twenty Police officers of different ranks for various misconduct offences between Nov. 2015 and March this year.

The officer in Charge of the public complaint unit, Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Abayomi Shogunle disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday.

Shogunle explained that the sanction followed complaints received from members of the public during the period under review.

“In the report we released in the first 100 days and up till now, about 20 officers of different ranks have been sanctioned across the country.

“They have gone through the various disciplinary procedures in the force and it will be counterproductive if I start mentioning the names of such officers.’’

CSP Shogunle said between January and March, the unit received and processed 1,054 complaints from across the 36 states and FCT.

Giving the breakdown, Shogunle stated that Lagos state tops the complaint chart with 239 complaints representing 22.68 per cent of the total.

He said FCT followed with 190 complaints, representing 18.03 per cent, while Rivers trailed with 100 complaints or 9.49 per cent.

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Shogunle said the unit received only one compliant each from Ekiti, Sokoto, and Yobe states respectively, representing 0.09 per cent.

He said 899 cases of the complaints received had been resolved following investigations, with 96 found to be false, while 69 were pending.

Shogunle said that during the period under review, 21 distress calls were received by the unit. He said that there was consistent decline in complaints from Ebonyi, Benue, Oyo, FCT, Zamfara, Ogun, Bayelsa, Niger, Ondo and Yobe states. Shogunle attributed the decline in complaints to sanctions meted out to erring personnel.

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