15th October, 2014
The acting Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, has advised the leadership of the Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) nationwide to re-invigorate the tenets of the committee.
A statement issued by acting Commissioner of Police Emmanuel Ojukwu, the force spokesman, said Abba gave the advice on Tuesday when he met with the leadership in Abuja.
The statement said the advice became necessary to deepen the concept of community policing.
The acting police boss described community policing as a veritable instrument in achieving the mission statement of the current leadership.
He ordered the withdrawal of the members’ identity cards with immediate effect, to checkmate the illegal proliferation of PCRC cards.
The acting inspector general said that some criminally minded elements used the identity card to impersonate members of the PCRC and defrauded unsuspecting members of the public.
“A newly-designed PCRC ID card will be issued to authentic members soonest,” he said.