Officers take to the streets as Police solicits public support to fight corruption.

The Nigerian Police Force, Anambra State Command has called on the public to help and support the fight against corruption.

 

This was made known in a video made available to Omojuwa.Com  which clearly showed Policemen and women in their uniforms carrying banners and placards with different anti-corruption inscriptions.

 

This sight is actually a surprising and awkward considering how corrupt the Nigerian Police is perceived to be.

 

Speaking to pressmen, the Anambra State Police Commissioner, Mr Sam Okaula, in a statement said; “We are now saying no to corruption. Enough is enough. We are tired of this Toga of corruption that has been hanging on our neck for quite sometimes now. Everyone of us is coming out to say no to corruption and to crime. That is what you have seen today. This message will go down the line. The Area Commanders will pass this information across and also the DPOs. We also want to sensitize the public that the Police should not be lured into corruption. The Police is ready to fight corruption to a standstill.”

 

Speaking further was the PPRO of the State Command, Nkiru Nwode. She was also heard saying; “You go to any Police Station and you’re asked to pay for Bail. Please, my CP operates an open door policy. His open door policy has no limit. Come to the office or call the PPRO number which has been made available to everyone. Please call and report any Police officer that asks you for money for bail. Meanwhile, not all offenses are bailable.

 

The activity resulted into a traffic gridlock as the men and women of the Anambra State Police Command took to the streets chanting anti-corruption songs to create public awareness against corruption in the Police force and Nigeria as a whole.

 

This is a welcomed development in the country and if this kind of activities are backed up with properly structured actions, Nigeria may yet be able to rid it’s Police force of the cancerous corruption plaguing it.

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