Zubairu Muazu, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, has warned that policemen who collect money for bail were not different from kidnappers and wou
Zubairu Muazu, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, has warned that policemen who collect money for bail were not different from kidnappers and would not be spared. Muazu said this during the inauguration of a statement-taking room for the CID Panti, Yaba provided by the Rule of Law and Anti-corruption (RoLAC) Programme managed by the British Council and funded by European Union.
The three-room facility has investigating/statement taking rooms and a monitoring centre where police officers investigating cases are monitored.
The Lagos police boss warned officers and men of the command against corrupt activities, saying that anyone caught would be decisively dealt with.
“I advise that we stay far away from corruption. It gives us bad name as it is unprofessional and unethical
He cautioned them against collecting money for bail.
“We have always said bail is free and we mean it. I keep saying that any policeman who collects money for bail is not different from a kidnapper. The only difference is that everyone knows where you kept the suspects. The country is hard and we need the people more than they need us. Let us stay far from corruption,” he said.