Respect human rights or face punishment – DIG Alabi charges police officers

The Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of the South West region, DIG Abiodun Alabi, has charged officers of the force to always respect human rights in the discharge of their duties or face the wrath if found wanting.

Alabi gave the charge on Tuesday, while addressing officers at the Ogun State Police command in Eleweran, Abeokuta.

The Police boss who was on a one day working to the state noted that human rights abuse had been a major factor affecting the image of police.

He added that officers of the Nigeria Police Force must earn the respect and support of the general public through their exemplary conduct and discipline.

The DIG was received by the State Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alamutu, who was represented by the Deputy Commissioner of Police Bode Ojajuni and other top hierarchy of the command.

In his address, State Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alamutu, who was represented by the Deputy Commissioner, Bode Ojajuni, said the status of Ogun as the industrial hub of the nation and neighbors to many states

was not without its antecedent security challenges.

He explained that the command however, was rising up to the challenges.

The DIG, thereafter, paid a courtesy call on the Alake of Egbaland ,Oba Adedotun Gbadebo to receive his royal blessings and intimate the royal father with the plan of the force to effectively police the country.

In his remarks, Oba Gbadebo thanked the police force for ensuring peace in the nation through effective community policing and prayed for more success in all their endeavors.

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