Police will hold DPOs and commanders accountable for ‘faults’ of junior officers

Police area commanders and division police officers (DPOs) will now be held accountable for the misdeeds of junior officers under their supervision, nigerian police authorities have said. Muyiwa Adejobi, the acting police spokesman, said in a tweet on Friday that the move is for senior officers to instill discipline and stop rank-and-file extortion, harassment and brutality. In an attempt to reduce or possibly end extortion, harassment, and brutality in the NPF, we will henceforth hold DPOs and commanders accountable for the misdeeds of their men. To the extent that we do not promote vicarious liability, pic.twitter.com/S0wzQuwN0u — Prince Olumuyiwa Adejobi (@Princemoye1) April 15, 2022 “In an attempt to reduce or possibly end extortion, harassment and brutality in the NPF, we will henceforth hold DPOs and commanders accountable for the misdeeds of their men,” said Mr. Adejobi. “To the extent that we do not promote vicarious responsibility, we have also noticed that some superiors fail or lack the willingness and/or means to supervise and manage their men. “This leadership gap is not in tune with the leadership styles of the IGP and its repositioning campaigns, therefore it is counterproductive and reprehensible,” said Adejobi. The police move follows ongoing complaints from Nigerians about extortion and harassment by police officers, particularly at highway checkpoints. Some excesses of the police, in particular of the members of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), led to the massive youth protest in 2020, demanding an end to police brutality. The protest led to the disbandment of SARS, the notorious police unit that, for decades, inflicted untold terror on Nigerians. Dissatisfaction with police operations is not limited to young Nigerians. Last month, junior police officers threatened industrial action over poor conditions of service in the Force. Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Police will hold DPOs and commanders accountable for ‘faults’ of junior officers