Human rights activist, Prince Kehinde Taiga, has commended the Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed for re-instating some police officers who were unjustly dismissed from the force in January 2020.
Taiga, the Warri based activist, said he has been calling on the Inspector General to look into the case of the officers with a view to re-instating them for a period of time, saying it is heart-warming to hear that the Nigeria police boss has re-instated the officers.
According to him, the police IG directed the re-instated officers to go to their various commands to go through some programmes and get fully re-instated back to their previous offices.
Taiga said the police boss has done well for the officers, noting that the IGP has transformed the police force and changed the mindset of the police officers across the nation.
In another development, he urged the police IG to send messages to the commissioners of police in the states to stop their men from extorting money from people on the roads. He said police officers have turned the highway to money making opportunities for themselves.
He said police officers on the highways are milking the masses, especially commercial vehicles drivers, keke and okada riders. He said they csapitalise on every opportunity to extort money from drivers and other road users.
He also called on the Inspector General of Police to direct commissioners in the commands to look into some vigilantes who have been recruited by some political powers to collect money from some persons who are not wearing facemasks on the roads.
He called on the police helmsman to put modalities in place to end the problem of kidnapping in the country.