Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu

The Nigeria Police Force have warned its personnel against extortion and abuse of power while enforcing the lockdown order put in place by government to check the spread of Coronavirus in the country. 

Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone XI, Osogbo, Mr Bashir Makama, who gave the warning while speaking with journalists in Akure, Ondo State, on Wednesday also asked policemen manning entry points into various states to shun acts of indecency, brutality and unprofessionalism. 

He said any police personnel caught violating any of these rules would be severely dealt with.

Makama said, "We have warned them (officers) several times but whoever that does that now is doing so at his own peril. 

"I am sure they are aware of what happened to the officers that were caught in Lagos and whoever that is seen would be dealt with accordingly.”

Speaking further, the Zone XI AIG said the police was already ensuring that criminal elements including miscreants don’t perpetrate evil during this period.

He said, “While we are ensuring this, we would make sure that nobody's right is trampled upon and we also make sure that the instructions are followed for our good and in the interest of the state.”

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