Rot In Nigeria Police: Ex-Commissioner, Tsav calls for reform, indicts former IGPs
A former Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Nigeria, Abubakar Tsav has called for the formation of a committee to reform the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).
Tsav, who stated this on Wednesday in Makurdi, said most retired IGPs were responsible for the rot in the system, adding that the reform committee would comprise former police officers of reputable character, drawn across the cadre.
According to him, promotions, postings were no longer based on merits and this is to show how bad the force have become.
He lamented the rot perpetuated by officers posted on highway patrols, saying, “You often hear them begging – your boys are here, they are hungry, they need pure water. These things are regrettable.
The one time crime burster, who recalled that during their time, there were physical checks on men to determine their suitability for assignments, advised that unless discipline was restored, efficiency, proficiency and professionalism would remain a pipe dream.