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IGP disbands police monitoring units in Lagos, Port Harcourt

Acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the immediate disbandment of the IGP Monitoring Satellite Offices in Lagos and Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital.

WITHIN NIGERIA gathered that the disbandment is as a result of complaints of harassment and operating beyond their briefs by Nigerians.

Baba  gave the order while speaking at his maiden meeting with Command Police Commissioners and zonal AIGs, on Thursday in Abuja.

The police Boss said the IGP Monitoring Units will be re-organised.

The disbandment is coming 24 hours after the Police Service Commission asked the IGP to check the proliferation of police investigating units.

According to the Police Service commission, the units were bringing huge embarrassments to the force.

The commission Chairman, Musiliu Smith, said there must be proper and close monitoring of police investigative units to stem the atrocities its officials committed in the line of duty.

The retired IGP had also stressed the need to quickly treat cases of misconduct by the officers “so that those found wanting are brought to book”.

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