Umuahiaâ€”ABIAÂ Â Â State Police Commissioner, Mr. Jonathan Johnson, has again accused some officers and men in his command of being informants to criminals,Â which he said makes the fight against crime and criminals difficult.
Johnson also warned the officers and men in the command to stop extorting money from motorists and other citizens, saying that anybody caught would face the full weight of the law.
The Commissioner warned those he described as â€œcriminals in police uniform,â€ to change for good or leave the force, or they would be shown the way out in a drastic manner.
Johnson who has been on tour of police formations in Aba Area Command, gave the warning weekend in Ugwunagbo. He also advised motorists and citizens of the Abia State not to succumb to the intimidation of policemen to give them money.
Last week, the Commissioner also accused his officers and men of supplying arms and ammunitions to criminals, and warned that any of them caught would be dealt with decisively. Johnson made the allegation during a familiarization visit to Uratta-Eziukwu Police Division, in Aba.
The Police Commissioner noted that the day of reckoning was at hand and that no policeman caught in any form of corruption, including selling of arms and ammunition, hiring out of same, providing information to robbers as well as aiding and abetting crime in any form would be spared.
He charged policemen to be contented with their salaries, rather than indulge in unwholesome practices.