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The Nigeria Police Force has charged Nigerians to report infractions by officers and men to the X-Squad, the Inspector-General of Police Monitoring Unit and the Police Complaint Response Unit.

A Deputy Commissioner of Police, Olaolu Adegbite, of the Force Intelligence Bureau, made the call at a one-day virtual stakeholder dialogue on ‘Effective And Sustainable Strategies For Curbing Retail Corruption,’ organised by the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption.

Adegbite, explained to Nigerians, “The X-Squad monitors unethical conduct. Citizens can approach the squad with information.

“The IG Monitoring Unit also conducts sting operations and arrests officers in the field and makes recoveries. Citizens must provide support through evidence.

“Citizens should stop the act of offering bribe and gratification, which is a crime under the Criminal Code”.

Also contributing, a senior officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps(FRSC), Ntukidem Godwin, said the Corps has deployed body cameras to monitor officers’ field activities in the Federal Capital Territory, adding that there are plans to replicate it in other states.

PACAC Executive Secretary, Prof Sadiq Radda, said citizens have a critical role to play in ending petty corruption, which occurs in form of bribery.

He said, “Cutting corners is why we have retail corruption. There are processes for getting things done. We should have respect for process and procedures.”

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