REVEALED: The three states where the people are most unhappy with the police

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Lagos State, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja and Rivers State top the list of states with highest cases of public complaints against the police, a report by the police has revealed.

Released by the Police Public Complaint Rapid Unit (PCRRU) and tagged ‘2017 First Quarter Report’, the document shows that  Lagos State Police Command tops the state ranking with 90 complaints, which is 18.07 percent of total  complaints reported, followed  by  FCT  Abuja  with  69  complaints (13.86 percent) and Rivers  State with 59 (11.85 percent).

A total of 498 complaints were received and treated, representing a 52.8 percent decrease compared to the 822 complaints received for the last quarter of 2016.






     

     

    In the last report, Lagos state with 153 complaints, topped the list of states with highest number of public complaints against the police. The Federal Capital Territory, (FCT), Rivers, Enugu and Anambra states followed Lagos on the list with 130, 116, 41 and 40 complaints respectively.

    However, in the current report, Ekiti and Kwara States had no complaint against the police, while Kebbi recorded its first complaint of police misconduct since the inception of the unit in 2015.

    The breakdown of the report shows that Lagos State has 22 cases of excessive use of force by the police, 28 cases of demanding money for bail and 38 cases for professional misconduct.

    Abuja, on the other hand, recorded 18 cases of excessive use of force, 10 cases of demanding money for bail and 38 cases of professional misconduct, while Rivers had 10 cases of excessive use of force by the police, 33 cases of demanding money for bail and 16 cases of professional misconduct.

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