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Report Complaints Against Police Personnel To PPCC: Dingyadi


Report Complaints Against Police Personnel To PPCC: Dingyadi

As he blaimes #ENDSAR protest on collapse of PPCC

By Onuminya Ochowechi In Sokoto

The Minister of Police Affairs, Dr Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi, has blamed the #EndSARS protests on the collapse of the Police Public Complaints Commission, PPCC.

Dr Dingyadi, stated this at the sensitization campaign on the PPCC activities for the North West, held in Sokoto, 
He posited that, the resuscitation of the PPCC, will give the Nigerian populace an avenue to seek redress and report erring police officers who trampled on their human rights.

He stated that, had the  PPCC not been moribund due to lack of funding, it would have averted the #EndSARS protests and it attendant negative consequences, still lingering in people’s minds.

The Minister said, “#EndSARS protests was birthed by incessant incidents of police brutality which angered the Nigerian youths and, the attendant effect was the destruction of public and private properties and, lives were unfortunately lost in the process.

“The operational guidelines for the committee is to receive petitions, studies the petitions while, the Secretariat selects the petitions to be handled by the PPCC.

“The committee will not handle cases currently in court of law, cases settled in a court of law, cases between police personnel, cases that are more than two years old, petitions that are not duly signed by the petitioner/anonymous petitions, cases between police and other security agencies and cases that are purely civil in nature involving a police officer.”

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He enjoined Nigerians to report their complaints against police personnel to PPCC.
He further disclosed that the body was created as a specialized institution to handle infractions committed by police officers.

He noted that the initiative was furtherance of President Muhammadu Buhari’s quest to achieve “people- centric security arrangements’.

He assured that the government would priotize citizens rights and address genuine cases of violation to promote inclusiveness, advance peace and security.

Members of the PPCC are drawn from, the Ministry of Police Affairs, Police Service Commission, Poli Community Relations Committee, National Youth Council of Nigeria, National Human Rights Commission, Cleen Foundation (NGO), Nigeria Police Force and Ministry of Police Affairs (Police Inspectorate Department) – Secretariat.

There were goodwill messages from stakeholders in attendance at the one day sensitization campaign held at Giginya Coral Hotel.

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