Weed Out Bad Officers, Lawmaker Tasks Security Agencies |


The Deputy Chairman, House Committee on National Security and Intelligence, Rep. Adejoro Adeogun, has charged security agencies not to shield bad officers, but weed them out to ensure effective policing in the country.

Adeogun, who made the call in an interview with journalists in Abuja, said though the percentage of bad officers was low, it was important to `kick them out’ for insecurity to be addressed.

The lawmaker, who represents Akoko South East/Akoko South West Federal Constituency of Ondo, noted that Nigeria’s major challenge had remained insecurity, and that there was need to urgently address it.

“Every apple tree has a bad apple, it is not new that we have security agents collaborating with criminals, but the percentage of criminal elements among the security agents is very low.

“Where we will have a problem is when we are unable to fish them out; in any organisation, we have the good people, we will also have the bad ones.

“Are we doing enough to identify and fish them out? If not, what are we doing to fish them out? It should be our primary responsibility that once there is a bad apple, we should identify it and take it out,” he said.

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