Need to pass Police reform bills


NIGERIANS are already savouring the benefits of the retirement of the former Inspector General of the Police, Alhaji Ibrahim Kpotun Idris, whose three and half year tenure was characterised by unhealthy relationships between the Police and the National Assembly.

It was a great relief when President Muhammadu Buhari pleasantly shocked his critics by retiring Idris in January 2019 ahead of the general elections, bringing a new hand, Acting IGP Mohammed Adamu.

Apart from Lagos where armed thugs disrupted the elections and maliciously disenfranchised a section of the population, and the Kano supplementary election in which security agents failed to rein-in marauding hoodlums, the Police generally performed creditably during the 2019 general elections.

On Wednesday, April 3, 2019, IGP Adamu led the top brass of the Police to the office of the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, to discuss ways of fast-tracking two major Bills towards evolving a better funded and more…

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