Kayode Egbetokun, the country’s Inspector General of Police, has issued a stern warning to police officers everywhere not to tarnish the force’s reputation with corruption.
On Friday in Akure, Ondo State, the IGP issued the warning while honoring 224 recently promoted officers from the state Command with decorations.
The Inspector General has assured the officers of Zone 17, which includes the states of Ondo and Ekiti, that they will be rewarded for their efforts, while those who make mistakes will face repercussions.
He said, “To whom much is given, much is expected.” You need to start taking your newfound authority and authority responsibilities seriously. Maintain your dignity while doing your job and treat everyone equally. Take hold of your responsibilities immediately.
“As of right now, that sense of humor as the inspector can go. Establish your authority as a senior Police officer. Keep your pride and self-respect intact.
“Remember, it’s the information and communications technology (ICT) era of the internet. So, you should constantly act civilly and politely with others. Keep in mind that the IG has zero tolerance for wrongdoing.
“Don’t tarnish the police force’s reputation with your own dishonesty. Those who do their jobs well will be rewarded, but those who don’t will be severely disciplined.
Police brutality is being scrutinized, so everyone should do their best to uphold human rights. Be responsible and educated in the law.