The Commissioner of Police in Plateau, Mr Udie Adie, has warned the new recruits posted to the state against extortion of money from the people or intimidating them.
Adie who gave the warning on Monday in Jos during an induction lecture organized by the state Police Command for the constables warned them to steer clear any act of criminality.
190 newly trained policemen who hail from Plateau have been posted to serve in the state.
The police boss advised them to live within their means to enable them to avoid the temptation of indulging in unlawful acts in order to sustain their lifestyles.
“You must learn to live within your means because by doing so the urge to get involved in criminal acts that mostly give the police a bad name will be curtailed.
“I must specifically warn you to desist from extortion, intimidation, harassment and other criminal acts.
“You will be sent to the communities not to harass or extort money from people, but to serve and ensure security of lives and properties,” he said.
The commissioner added that any of them caught indulging in any crime would be made to face the full wrath of the law.
Adie advised the constables to be disciplined, adding that the force would not spare anyone found disrespecting senior officers.
He said that the 174 male and 16 female constables would be posted to various divisions across the state.
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