Crimes/Tragedy

Six officers of NSCDC in Kwara State under prosecution over alleged misconduct

By Our Correspondent – Ilorin

Kwara State Commandant of Corps, Ayinla Makinde

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps(NSCDC), Kwara Command, on Tuesday said six of its officers are being prosecuted for alleged misconduct.

The Kwara State Commandant of Corps, Iskil Ayinla Makinde disclosed this while briefing newsmen on command’s stewardship in 2021.

According to him, two of the officers have been transferred out of the state while the cases of four others have been taken to the National Headquarters for disciplinary action.

He said the command received
1,027 cases bordering on theft, assaults, lands disputes, rapes, criminal breach of trust, burglary and debt among others.

He explained that 31 cases were prosecuted with 6 convictions recorded while 24 cases were still pending in court.

“378 are under investigation and 534 were resolved through Alternative Dispute Resolution. 3 cases were transferred and 50 were withdrawn with over N5m recovered”, he added.

Makinde said the command has created a Female Squad to provide security in schools across the state.

This, he noted, will checkmate the abduction of students from the schools.

The Commandant said the agency wiil deal ruthlessly with vandals this year in its efforts to prevent economic sabotage and safeguard government installations and other properties.

He added that the agency will work in conjunction with the Nigeria Customs Service to tackle smugglers in the border towns across the state.

Ayinla also hinted about the preparedness of NSCDC to keep 24 hours surveillance on Correctional Centres to forestall any breach of security in the facilities following the latest incident that saw 3 inmate escaped from Mandalla in Kwara.

He said that the agency will intensify efforts on the training of its officers, especially on how to handle weapon, intelligence and information gathering to further aid their performance.

Edited by Felix Ajide

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