According to reports, eleven police officers have been fired in Imo state for professional misconduct and 19 more officers are undergoing trial.
Imo State commissioner of police, Isaaac Akinmoyede
disclosed this development on Wednesday to radio journalists in the interactive
programme, We the people in the
Owerri Catholic radio station, Ozisa FM.
According to him, the fired officers were found to
have taken part in acts that are contrary to the oath which they took during
enlistment and it was against the rule of their engagement as police officers.
Akinmoyede said that since he took over the mantle of
leadership of the state command few years ago, he had taken the time to cleanse
the system. He maintained that any police officer found to have engaged in
unprofessional conduct should be brought to his attention and this can be done
by calling the control room and officers in charge of such cases.
The CP also spoke on the alleged cases of extortion
against some officers at checkpoints, and he promised to take the matter
seriously. He added that community policing would enable active participation
of communities in crime-fighting at the grassroots level and to protect lives