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Be transparent, don’t take bribe, Mbu counsels police officers

By Peter Okutu

ABAKALIKI-RETIRED Assistant Inspector-General of Police, AIG Mbu Joseph Mbu has called on police officers, especially those still climbing the echelon of authority in the force to be transparent in the discharge of their duties and avoid any form of financial inducement.

The retired AIG gave the advice, weekend at Etung Council Headquarters, Effraya of Cross River state during a Thanksgiving/Reception ceremony organized in his honour by the Etung Chapter of Nigeria Youth Congress, NYC of the state.

Joseph Mbu
Joseph Mbu

Mbu who observed that collection of financial inducement were one of the factors capable of impeding the discharge of a policeman’s responsibilities to his country added that any officer who does his work religiously would always be compensated by God and humanity.

“The younger officers coming behind me should be transparent because you cannot take money and then fight; if you take money, you have compromised. If you don’t take money and you remain committed, God knows how to compensate you and God has compensated me and I am happy the way I am”.

He also called on Governors and local government Chairmen in the country not to see the monthly security votes given to them as their take home package but rather they should use it in supporting the police for optimum service delivery.

According to the immediate past Commandant, Police Staff College, Jos, his next aspiration in life was not to venture into politics but rather Agriculture so that he can further contribute his quota to the main stay of the Nation’s economy.

He further condemned calls in some quarters for the creation of State Police arguing that such development would lead to anarchy.


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