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Policemen On Unauthorized Duties Will Be Arrested, PSC Chair Warns

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[caption id="attachment_4088" align="alignnone" width="680"]FILE PHOTO: From left: chairman, police service commission (psc), Mike Okiro; commissioner for media, south-east zone, Comfort Obi and Commissioner for women affairs, Aisha Tukur[/caption]

Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC) and former Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mike Okiro, on Wednesday stated that any policeman seen engaged in unauthorized duties will be appropriately dealt with.

The PSC chairman, who said this in Abuja added that the PSC had worked out a standard, spelling out the duties of police officers attached to Very Important Personalities (VIPs), and that officers seen on domestic errand or escorting unauthorized persons will be arrested.

He said, “The issue of policemen performing domestic duties, as you can all agree with me, has generated much uproar and even condemnation as it is capable of eroding the public esteem of members of the NPF.

”To stem the tide, we have worked out a blueprint of the class of VIPs that should enjoy the privilege of attaching police officers to provide VIP protection with their specific duties clearly spelt out.

”The matter is awaiting the consent of the relevant authorities, before we can start its implementation.

“This policy is very critical and is aimed at shoving up the professionalism of the Police Force and rekindling the high respect the police deserve in the public eye cum image.”

Okiro, therefore, urged Police officers to always live exemplary lifestyle and show good image of the force to the public.