The House of Representatives has proposed the Police Service Commission Bill which prescribes the creation of state offices in order to receive public complaints and investigate allegations against personnel of the Nigeria Police Force
The House also, proposed that Special Units of the NPF created by the Inspector-General of Police are well scrutinised and approved by the PSC.
The commission will be empowered to set up panels to probe policemen and recommend them for sanctions or prosecution.
The draft copy of the Police Service Commission (Reform) Bill 2020, was presented at the Public Policy Dialogue Series organised by the House Committee on Implementation and Monitoring of the Legislative Agenda in Abuja on Wednesday.
The draft is to allow critical stakeholders to be involved in the preparation of the bill, ahead of its presentation.
Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Research and Planning, Olusola Adeleye speaking for the IGP, Mohammed Adamu, urged the House to allow the NPF to study the draft bill and make it inputs.
He also said the Nigeria Police Force was making efforts at the management level to “bring back confidence.”
He said, “There is a lot of confidence building mechanism. Now, a major problem is lack of confidence between the police and members of the public.”
At the event were the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila; Majority Leader, Alhassan Ado-Doguwa; Minority Leader, Ndudu Elumelu; Chairman, House Committee on Police Affairs, Usman Kumo; and Chairman, House Committee on Judiciary, Onofiok Luke.
Stakeholders at the event include Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, represented by Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Research and Planning, Olusola Adeleye; Chairman, PSC, Musiliu Smith, represented by Justice Clara Ogunbiyi; President, Nigerian Bar Association, Olumide Akpata; and Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission, Tony Ojukwu.
Others are Justice Binta Nyako, representing the Chief Justice of the Federal High Court; and Commissioner of Justice and Attorney-General of Ekiti State, Olawale Fapohunda; and Resident Representative, United Nations Development Programme, Nigeria, Mohammed Yahya.