Operations of the Special Police Constabulary nationwide is beginning to irritate the Police Service Commission, PSC, page3news.com.ng reports
Already, the Commission is in contact with the Inspector General of Police on the need to overhaul the organisation and operations of the outfit.
Ikechukwu Ani, Head, Press and Public Relations of the Commission in a statement available to page3news.com.ng in Abuja said there have been several reports of unprofessional conduct by Officers of the outfit, a quasi Police formation created to assist in community policing.
Reports of their unprofessional conduct ranges from high handedness in dealing with citizens and bare faced extortion on our roads and communities.
Page3news.com.ng reports that the Commission calls for an entirely different set of uniforms for officers of the outfit that should be easily differentiated from that of the regular police officers.
The statement noted that such will help to track appropriately the conduct of men of the outfit and that of the regular Police and free the Nigeria Police Force from blames associated with the misconduct of men of the outfit.
The Commission further calls for the disbandment of the outfit in states where they are not paid salaries and taken care of.
It noted that it was dangerous to arm a group of people and license them to provide security, maintain law and order in states and communities across the country without basic financial remuneration.
According to the statement, the Commission has observed that these set of men have descended on innocent Nigerians for their daily upkeep through forceful extortion and intimidation.
In the words of Ikechuckwu Ani, Chairman of the Commission Dr Solomon Arase will work with the leadership of the Nigeria Police Force to sanitize the organisation and operations of the outfit.
“Dr Arase has said there is an urgent need to differentiate the Special Constabulary from regular Police Officers and clearly define their operations, including uniforms and rules of engagement, Ani stated.