The Inspector-General of Police(IGP), Usman Alkali has reportedly ordered the closure of the IGP Monitoring Unit offices in both Lagos and Port Harcourt.
Additionally, the IGP has banned all operatives of the Unit from undertaking any criminal investigations.
The order was given by the IGP at a recent meeting he had with all the commissioners of police and above in Abuja.
According to him, the ban has become very necessary indicated that this will enable him reorganize and return to the force to basics in policing.
He also ordered that the unit should be reformed and he stated that under the new arrangement, the Unit will now operate within its original mandate which is to investigate complaints of professional infractions that may be alleged against any serving officer and as may be referred to them by his office.
Speaking about the reform, he said;
“With a view to restoring professionalism, address citizens’ concerns on rights abuses resulting from the existence and operations of these ad hoc police investigation Units and to discourage duplication of police functions in a manner that encourages indiscipline and abuse of police process.”
In a sad report, an innocent man has reportedly lost his life in Lagos.
He met his untimely death in the hands of a vigilante member who mistook him to be an armed robber.
Currently, this vigilante member is in the custody of police as he was arrested by operatives attached to the Ijora Division of the command.
The name of the vigilante member was given as Lukman Rasak and the victim he killed is also known as Musa Yahaya.
This latest development was confirmed by the spokesperson of the state police command, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi.
He indicated in his submission that the victim who was a passerby, was rushed to the hospital after the gunshot injury and upon getting to the hospital, he was confirmed dead.
The police were then informed and immediately, operatives raided the place and arrested the suspect.
His gun with some cartridges were also recovered and speaking after his arrest, he indicated that he thought the victim was an armed robbery suspect.