The Nigeria Police Force received 431 complaints from residents between July and September 5, 2022, according to information obtained by The PUNCH.
However, 304 complaints had been settled, and 81 ineffective police personnel had received punished.
These were stated in a document created by Maigari Dingyadi, Minister of Police Affairs, outlining the initiatives taken by his ministry and the NPF to maintain police officer discipline.
Part of it said,
“Recently, attention has been placed on the need for professionalism and adherence to extant laws by police officers in the discharge of their lawful duties.
“This has prompted the need to look into the various complaints against police action via social media, and the meting out of sanctions on violators of laws regulating the conduct of police officers.
“In the past three months, a total of 431 complaints against police actions have been received. 304 of these complaints have been resolved with 81 punishments awarded to erring police officers and men.
“Seven of these police officers have been dismissed for severe infractions.
“Meanwhile, 40 officers are undergoing internal disciplinary processes to determine their innocence or otherwise.”
In addition to sanctions, the minister stated that the PPCC began sensitization campaigns in 2021 that were directed at the six geo-political zones. He added that the campaigns for the South-West, South-South, North-Central, and North-West had already been completed, while the North-East campaign was scheduled to take place on September 9 in Bauchi.