IGP rejects call for state police

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun, has rejected the call for state police.

According to him, Nigeria is not mature for state police.

Egbetokun stated this on Monday at a national dialogue on state police organised by the House of Representatives in Abuja.

The theme of the dialogue is ‘Pathways to Peace: Reimagining Policing in Nigeria’.

Egbetokun, who was represented by Ben Okolo, an Assistant Inspector-General of Police, said Nigeria is not ready for the establishment of state police.

“It is the submission of the leadership of the Nigeria police force that Nigeria is yet to mature and ready for the establishment of state-controlled police,” he said.

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