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Don’t Bribe Policemen, Report Them Instead – IG of Police To Nigerians

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The new Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, have appealed to Nigerians not to give bribe to policemen even if they ask of it saying, it takes two to tango and Nigerians shouldn’t be part of it. He made the statement today in Abuja while fielding questions from journalists during a meeting with senior officers on the issue of whether or not bail was free.
“We have a zero tolerance for payment of money to free suspect. I am appealing to members of the public, not to corrupt my men; It takes two to tango. If they ask you for bribe and you refuse to give, and you have avenues where your grievances can be ventilated, I do not see any reason why you should give them bribe. The Commissioner of Police is there; the Area Commander is there; the DPO is there; and the technical platform (to report corrupt policemen) is there. We have opened ourselves to public accountability. So, you cannot now say the whole problem should be blamed on the police force’’ he said.

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