IG Orders Establishment Of Complaint Response Units Nationwide

Olukayode Egbetokun, the acting inspector general of police, has directed state police commissioners to create complaint response units in their respective commands. He noted that this recent development was brought about by his desire to clean up and standardize the police system for accountability and transparency in line with his commitment to bolster the Force’s complaint response mechanisms.

Following the assignment of DCP Markus Basiran to the Force Criminal Investigations Department Annex, Alagbon, Lagos, as DC Homicide, Egbetokun also authorized the appointment of CSP El-Mustapha Sani as the Head, CRU.

This follows the Chief Commissioner of the Public Complaints Commission, Abimbola Ayo-Yusuf, and his team’s recent visit to the Force Headquarters, where the IG and the delegation extensively addressed matters of mutual concern.

The Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi made the development known in a Friday night correspondence obtained by our correspondent.

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Adejobi said, “El-Mustapha Sani, a seasoned officer with an exemplary record of service, brings a wealth of experience to this crucial role. His extensive background in complaint resolution in the Public Complaint Bureau of the Force Public Relations Department, coupled with his dedication to justice and fairness, makes him a fitting choice to lead the Complaint Response Unit.

“In the same vein, the IG reiterates his order that all Commissioners of Police in charge of State Commands should establish Complaint Response Unit Offices in their respective State Commands Headquarters to boost the IG’s unwavering zeal to fight corruption and unprofessionalism.

“The IG encourages all stakeholders, the public, civil society organisations, and other law enforcement agencies, to collaborate closely with Police Complaint Response Units and aid the smooth execution of their responsibilities of curbing misconducts, excesses, and unprofessionalism among police officers nationwide.

“He similarly stressed that the Force remains resolute in its pursuit of transparency, accountability, and the protection of citizens’ rights toward building public trust and fostering a harmonious relationship between the police and the people.”