The Inspector – General of Police, Solomon Arase, has urged Nigerians to assist the police to become better by reporting corruption, bribery and bad conduct in the force.
Arase said this in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, on Monday during a sensitisation workshop on Reporting Corruption in the Police, using the stopthebribes Platform.
The workshop was organised by the CLEEN Foundation in partnership with the stopthebribes Platform, a forum created by the IG to instil discipline and professionalism in the force.
The IG said many of the officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force were currently undergoing punishment for cases of proven corruption and unwholesome conduct.
He, however, did not give details about the officers affected or the type of sanctions apportioned to them. He said the details of the offending policemen had been published in the police gazzette.
Arase, who was represented by an Assistant Superintendent of Police, Mr. Toye Jolaoye, said not all policemen were corrupt, adding that he was “committed to seeing a transformed, disciplined and professional police force” in the country.
He appealed to members of the public to avail themselves of the use of smart phones and android phones to report any erring police officer or station or command to the stopthebribes Platform for action.
“Mechanisms are in place to ensure confidentiality of information and identity of complainants,” he said.
The Programme Officer, CLEEN Foundation, Gabriel Akinremi, said report on corruption and bad conduct in the police could be sent to the stopthebribes Platform through email, sms, phone calls, Twitter and Facebook.