Nigeria: Why Okiro Is Unsuitable To Head External Civilian Oversight of The Police As Chairman Of Police Service Commission

 [ Masterweb Reports ] - This report issued by the Network on Police Reform in Nigeria (NOPRIN) details why Mr. Mike Okiro, former Inspector-General of Police, is unfit and unsuitable to be confirmed as the Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC). The report highlights and explains four very substantial grounds of objection to Mr. Okiro’s nomination, namely:- 1. The need to secure the role of the Commission as civilian credible and effective oversight mechanism; 2. Mr. Okiro’s role in popularising extrajudicial executions in Nigeria, an institutional illegality that has become a driver for internal extremism in Nigeria; 3. Mr. Okiro’s candidacy suffers clear and irremediable integrity deficits; and 4. As a person, Mr. Okiro’s partisan interests fail to comply with the Provisions of the Constitution. Each of the reasons summarised above raises insuperable obstacles to Mr. Okiro’s nomination. The NOPRIN and our member organisations believe that in combination, these factors make Mr. Okiro both unqualified and........ Read More

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Photo Caption - Mr. Mike Okiro 

 
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