Following recent protests against SARS and calls for it to be scrapped, the Inspector-General of Polıce, IGP Ibrahim Idris, has appointed CP Ibrahim Umar as the new Commissioner of Polıce in charge of Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (FCIID), Alagbon-Close, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Public Relations Officer of the department, DSP Pascal Ogazi, while confirming the appointment, disclosed that the new CP was posted to re-organize the FCIID in Lagos.
Ogazi said that the move to re-organize the department followed several complaints about its operation in Lagos area.
“The Inspector General of Police was not comfortable with the complaints, hence, the appointment of CP Umar, who had excelled in intelligence operations at different commands to reposition the department for efficiency.
“He has resumed and met with all sections of the department to brief them all on what is expected of them.
“He told them that FCIID was a place of excellence in investigations which had long lost.
“He said his coming to the department was to see how they can restore the lost glory of the office in Lagos.
He said the complaints brought before the IGP about the department caused serious confusion.
“The Nigeria Polıce is one and all sections or units are supposed to speak with one voice. He warned the officers and men against land matters.
“That does not mean they cannot make arrest and investigate if there is a threat to life and other criminal matters about land. He also warned the men against human rights abuses”.
Ogazi said the arrival of the new CP brings to end illegal operations by some policemen soliciting for clients on the street of Alagbon Close.