PCRRU: OGUN RANKS FOURTH, AS LAGOS LEADS

The  Public Compliant Rapid Response Unit (PCRRU) of the Nigeria Police has ranked Ogun State Police Command as fourth among other states, including the Federal Capital Territory.

This was contained in the PCRRU first half  of 2018 (January – June) report just released.

The report stated that a total of 884 complaints were reported during the period across the country with 47 of them emanating from Ogun, which represents 5.32 percent of the total complaints.

Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of PCRRU,  Abayomi Sogunle, in the report said Ogun trails the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja,  which has 109 complaints representing 12.33 percent.

Lagos State has the highest complaints of 209, representing 23.64, while Rivers which came second has 125 complaints represents 14.14 percent.

Ogun leads other South West states of Oyo with 22, representing 2.49 percent, Ondo State has 14 complaints, representing 1.58 percent, Osun with10, representing 1.13 percent,  and Ekiti State which came last in the region with 7 complaints representing 0.79 percent.

Of the total complaints, Sogunle said 750 cases have been resolved, while 124 are still under investigation, while 10 of the reported cases have been discovered to be false.

According to him, the number of complaints dropped by 13.29 percent in the period under review when compared with the same period last year with 1,155.

He identified telephone calls as the most preferred channel for lodging complaints to the PCRRU by the public in the period under review, saying that 495 cases came via telephone calls.  WhatsApp recorded 223 cases, Emails 55 cases. Twitter 19 cases, Facebook 12 cases, SMS 10 cases. BBM 0 and others (written petition, media publications etc) had 60 cases.

The ACP, who  said Blackberry Messenger was the least channel being utilized in making complaints to PCRRU, added that several thousands of PCRRU unrelated broadcast messages were received through this channel.

Gombe, Jigawa, Kebbi and Yobe States respectively recorded no complaints.

Sogunle,  who said several police personnel of lower and higher ranks were disciplined aftermath of complaints from members of the public assured that the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim K. Idris will continue to ensure that all officers and men including FSARS personnel adhere to the highest level of professionalism.

While appealing  to members of the public not to take the laws into their own hands when not satisfied with any police conduct,  the ACP,  canvassed that such misconduct should be reported to the PCRRU to enable justice.

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