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IG raises squad to tackle money-for-bail cops

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has deployed the X-Squad to arrest and detain policemen, who extort members of the public before releasing suspects on bail.

He  has equally directed all assistant inspectors-general of police and commissioners of police to immediately ensure that ‘bail is free’ stickers are pasted in the crime branch, statement room, charge room and other conspicuous locations in all police divisions,  stations and outposts throughout the country.

Speaking at the inauguration of the ‘bail is free’ campaign in Niger State on Wednesday, Idris, who was represented by the Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, stated that the police leadership was concerned about the issue of corruption in the force, especially the extortion of the public by policemen.

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