The Imo state police command has called on the public to report extortionist policemen to the command.
Commissioner of Police, Rabiu Ladodo disclosed this in a release he issued through the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Ikechukwu Godson Orlando on Tuesday.
“The attention of the IMO state police command has been drawn to the high level and shameful extortion/corruption of Policemen on Patrol duties.
“Consequently, the CP is miffed about this shameful and unethical practice of some policemen in the command and has promised to take drastic measures to ensure that such infractions are curbed.
“The command therefore advice motorists and other members of the public to desist from parting with such monies henceforth.
“Furthermore, the command wish to inform all and sundry that arrangements are at advance stage to launch POLICE CAMPAIGN AGAINST EXTORTION/CORRUPTION and other UNETHICAL VICES as being organised by the command.
“Finally the command shall be releasing the COMPLAINTS RESPONSE PHONE NUMBERS in the next few days, but in the interim, members of the public are advised to call the following numbers;
Police Control Room
ACP incharge of X-Squad
To report any erring policemen/teams.”