The Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, has issued a warning to officers in the country not to dent the image of the police force with corruption.
The IGP gave the warning on Friday in Akure, Ondo State, while decorating 224 newly promoted officers of the state Command.
Speaking through the Assistant Inspector General (AIG) Ebong Ebong, Zone 17 comprising Ondo and Ekiti States, the IG, promised that hard work would be rewarded while erring officers wonâ€™t go unpunished.
According to him â€œTo whom much is given, much is expected. Now that you are up there, you must take responsibilities seriously. Be professional in your duties, be civil but be fair. From today, be in charge of your duties.
â€œAs from today, that playfulness as an inspector, remove it. Show that you are a senior Police officer. Maintain your dignity and pride.
â€œTake note, we are in the ICT era of the internet. So you must always be polite and Civil to the people you are dealing with. Take note that the IG doesnâ€™t tolerate corruption.
â€œDo your best to ensure you donâ€™t dent the image of the police with corruption. We will reward hardworking and efficient but will not spare the rod to punish erring officers.
â€œThe excesses of the police are being checked so do your best and respect human rights. Know the law and perform your duties.
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