The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, on Monday said policemen who collect bail is not different from kidnappers who kidnapped for ransom.
Lagos State Police Commissioner, Zubairu Mu’azu Muazu made the statement while speaking with policemen on corruption during the commissioning of a Statement Taking Room at the State Criminal Intelligence Investigation Department SCIID, Panti.
Commending RoLAC for the initiative, Muazu said it is an understatement to say statement taking is important in the police investigation as it is a foundation in the process of investigation.
“I will advise that we stay far away from corruption. It gives us a bad name as it is unprofessional and unethical.
“We have always said bail is free and we mean it. I keep saying it that any policeman who collects money for bail is not different from a kidnapper. The only difference is that everyone knows where you keep the suspects.