Enugu CP warns officers against extortion


The Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, Mr Mohammed Danmallam, has warned officers and men of the Command against extortion, intimidation and all other forms of unprofessional conduct.

Danmallam gave the warning during his weekly engagement of the officers on Tuesday in Enugu.

According to Danmallam, any officer found wanting would be severely dealt with in line with the laid down rules governing the Nigeria Police Force.

He also advised members of the public to resist the temptation of being extorted by reporting promptly any unprofessional conduct by officers to his office.

“You can also report to the office of the Police Public Relations Officer or office of the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) nearest to

“Even as the command’s X-squad and the Provost have been charged to fish out those in this negative tendencies as there will be no immunity for impunity,’’ he said.

The commissioner also advised members of the public to be law abiding, security conscious and partner with the police to ensure a crime-free and a secure environment.
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He also reminded members of the public on the need to constantly make use of the command’s distress call lines as follows: 08032003702, 08075390883, 08086671202 and 08098880172.

“You can also reach the command through its social media platforms of @PoliceNG Enugu for twitter and for facebook–Nigeriapoliceforceenugustatecommand,’’ he said.

Meanwhile, the Command’s spokesman, SP Ebere Amaraizu, had embarked on sensitisation of members of the public using media platforms and seminars tagged: “First Impression Matters’’.

Amaraizu said that “First Impression Matters’’ was meant to dispel negative tendencies among police officers and men for improved reputation, trust and public confidence.

“The sensitisation programme is fashioned with a view to bringing an effective partnership between the police and members of the public,’’ he said.