The Ndigbo Unity Forum (NUF), a pan-Igbo socio-political group, has urged the Police Service Commission (PSC) to beam its search-light and investigate misconduct of some police personnel serving in the South-East.
The President of NUF, Mr Augustine Chukwudum, said in a statement on Saturday in Enugu that the call had become imperative going with the impunity display by some police personnel the area.
According to Chukwudum, some police personnel in the zone had abandoned their duty of checkmating crime and protecting life of the citizenry to mounting unnecessary road blocks just to extort motorists.
“This is been done in broad-day light and they even go to the length of giving change to motorists.
“We are still having illegal arrest just to bill innocent Nigerians living in the zone some thousands of naira up to N10,000 for each person.
“NUF is raising this alarm because what some police personnel are doing in South-East is very sad and must be stopped,’’ he said.
He also alleged that some Divisional Police Officers and Area Commanders pretend as if they do not see these misconducts daily.
”The annoying part of it was that our governors, senators, house of representative members and state house of assembly members from South-East are very much aware of these misconducts” he said.
“But they chose to keep quiet because some of them have skeletons in their cupboards.
“NUF hereby calls on President Muhammadu Buhari and National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to look into this gross indiscipline,’’ he said.