Why IG ordered re-organisation of Force CID

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has appointed Mr Ibrahim Umar, to head the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (FCIID), Alagbon-Close, Ikoyi Spokesman of the department, Pascal Ogazi, said that the move was to re-organise the department following several complaints about its operation in Lagos area. “The I-G is not comfortable with the complaints, hence, the appointment of CP Umar to reposition the department for efficiency,” he said
Ogazi described Umar as a commissioner who had excelled in intelligence operations at different commands. “The commissioner has briefed all the personnel on what is expected of them.

“He told them that FCIID was a place of excellence in investigations which had long lost. “He said his coming to the department was to see how they can restore the lost glory of the office in Lagos. He said the complaints brought before I-G about the department caused serious confusion. “The Nigeria Polıce is one and all sections or units are supposed to speak with one voice. He warned the officers and men against land matters. “That does not mean they cannot make arrest and investigate if there is a threat to life and other criminal matters about land. He also warned the men against human rights abuses, “ Ogazi explained.

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