By Ogbolu George
The Commissioner of Police, Kano State, has warned police officers against demanding for money or any form of favour before granting bail to the suspects.
He made this known at a lecture/parade with officers and men working at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Divisional Crime Officers and Investigation Police Officers in the state.
The police boss also cautioned officers against illegal investigation of cases, unlawful detention of suspects and prolonged detention, saying that they should respect human rights in the course of all investigations.
According to a statement issued by the command’s Public Relations Officer, Deputy Superintendent Police (DSP) Magaji Majiya, said that the era of bribery and corruption was over in the police circle.
”Nobody should accept or demand money or any form of favour for bail.
”Any senior police officer found to be engaged in corrupt practices will be queried and sent to the Force Headquarters for disciplinary action.
”Inspectors and rank and file found wanting will be sanctioned appropriately,” He said.
Professionalism and diligence
The commissioner called on police officers to exhibit professionalism and diligence during investigations by collating all relevant pieces of evidence and witnesses and forwarding the case files to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for Legal advice where applicable.
Yusuf urged the Legal/Prosecution Department to ensure diligence and logical prosecution of cases in the Court of Law.