Don’t use the prevalence of bad behaviour in the society to justify Indiscipline – ICPC Chairman to Police Officers

The Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Professor Bolaji Owasanoye, SAN, OFR has charged police officers of the Commission not to get carried away by the prevalence of bad behaviour in the society to be indisciplined.

Prof. Owasanoye gave the charge while decorating two police officers, Messrs. Yusuf Umar and Abdullahi Mohammed on secondment to the Commission, who were recently promoted to the rank of Superintendent of Police.

The ICPC boss stated that despite the Police being derided and not appreciated enough, officers should not be discouraged in maintaining good conducts always.

In his words, “The uniform is a trust and a responsibility. It is not to be debased or abused. I am looking forward to you, going forward, being further promoted without any scandals. You have to learn to comport and live within your means and resources no matter how tough it is.”

Prof. Owasanoye told the officers that rather flow with the bad tide, they should be the examples of something different is possible.

“Wherever you are, just be who you are. You can hold your head high always. And stay away from substance abuse because they are vulnerabilities. Be an example, whether you are with us or not. Somebody is watching. People notice when you behave yourself. Remain upright and the sky is the limit. Continue to develop yourself and you will find out that it was not a waste at the end of the day. Congratulations”.

From their citation, both officers joined the Nigeria Police in 2016 and were seconded to ICPC in 2018 and have proven to “have never been found wanting on their job in ICPC”.