As the National Assembly considers proposals for the review of the 1999 constitution, the Police Management Team has said the call for the creation of state police was an invitation to anarchy
The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar said the Nation was yet to attain the desired political maturity that will allow for the creation of State Police, warning that if created, state police would become a agent of victimization against political opponents by state governors.
The Inspector General, who called for the resuscitation of the National Police Council, spoke in Abuja at the Force Headquarters while receiving in audience members of the Government and non Government Institutions for the Implementation of Justice Sector Reform.
Abubakar who expressed worry over the poor salaries of officers of the force, called for a continued partnership with members of the civil society group to implement reforms that will provide for a better working condition of service for the police, eradicate corruption; reposition the force training colleges and better crime management and control in the country
Earlier, the leader of the Team, Olawale Fapohunda, said they were in the force headquarters to press for a continued working relationship with the leadership of the police, support for better working environment for men and women of the force, assessment of the command formations, and respect for human rights of Nigerians by the police.
Members of the Justice Sector Reform Team were drawn from the National Human Right Commission, Legal Aid Council and the Civil Society Groups operating in the Country.