By JOHNBOSCO AGBAKWURU, Abuja
ABOUT 23 police officers who were recently dismissed from the police have taken their problems to the Public Complaint Commission, PCC, to intervene on their behalf over their alleged wrongful dismissal from the force.
Meantime, the Commis-sioner, Public Complaint Commission, Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja, Hon. Obunike Ohaegbu has taken the complaints to the Chairman, Police Service Commission and former retired Inspector-General of Police, Sir Mike Mbama Okiro for investigation over the dismissal allegations.
While presenting the petitions of the aggrieved police officers yesterday, Hon. Ohaegbu appealed to the Chairman of PSC to intervene so as to ensure that the dismissed officers.
He also appealed to the police commission to set up a desk office that would be working with the PCC in order to quickly address the complaints that would be coming from the aggrieved police officers instead of following the long journey of litigations in court.
While welcoming the Commissioner of the FCT Public Complaints Commission and his officials, Chairman of Police Service Commission, Mike Okiro expressed happiness that the federal government created the commission where citizens who felt not properly treated in their places of work could take their matter to, so that the public would hear their cases.
The retired Inspector General of Police said that when the commission came on board, there were lots of complains, stressing that it had been able to discharge some of the complaints. He promised to create a desk office in order to handle complaints from the Public Complaints Commission, adding that it would help people with grievances to feel a sense of belonging, instead of them taking laws into their hands.
According to him, PCC served the psychological gap for people that were maltreated even as he noted that there could be some person that were dismissed without being given the reasons why they were dismissed and that with the commission, the aggrieved would know the reasons for their ordeal.