Former inspector-general of police and chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), Musiliu Smith has said that complaints about police brutality will reduce if officers behind such acts are punished.
Speaking at a one-day retreat organised by the force in collaboration with the PSC for members of the police management team in Abuja on Tuesday February 23, the former IGP raised an alarm of the police force not being able to pay for damages awarded by different state panels of inquiry following the increased number of complaints recorded.
“We’re always having a lot of complaints from members of the public against police officers. I believe that #EndSARS resulted from serious misconduct of some of our personnel.
“I want to advise that we review the arrangements we’re making for investigating such cases. We should ensure that investigations are thoroughly conducted and whoever is the police officer that has been indicted will be punished according to the law.
“If we are doing that, some of the public complaints will go down.”