The Affiliation of Retired Police Officers (ARPON), Cross River State Chapter, has accused the Federal Authorities of Nigeria of not treating the members of the Affiliation properly.
The Chairman of ARPON, Bassey Inyang, a retired Deputy Commissioner of Police, made the accusation whereas talking on the basis laying of the affiliation secretariat on the Police Officers’ Mess in Calabar.
Inyang mentioned, “The Federal Authorities doesn’t deal with us pretty. Every time I look again and what I get on the finish of the day, pension or gratuity was a disappointment.
“We existed for about ten years in the past, and the people who handle the Affiliation didn’t achieve this properly, and we didn’t inherit something from the earlier administration. As you’ve gotten seen us, a few of us retired within the 50 relying on when any person got here into the service. We wish to guarantee these which might be coming that retirement isn’t a demise sentence.”
Talking on the current killing and burning of Police stations in some elements of the nation, the Chairman mentioned, “We really feel very unhealthy that our policemen had been murdered, and I plead with Nigerian people who they need to not slaughter police as a result of it’s an establishment that’s saddled with the accountability of defending lives and property.
“Once we got here into the job, even a constable was revered, when he went into the village, he’ll do what he desires to do and go respectably, however right this moment, you ship a pick-up load of policemen, they may go and fell tree and block the highway and kill the lads and burn their automobile.”
On his half, the State’s Commissioner of Police, CP Sikiru Akande, whereas laying the muse of the secretariat, promised to make sure that the constructing is accomplished in file time.
Akande mentioned, “I promise to do no matter I might to enhance the power right here in order that those that cross via this method could have the proper place to convey their associates.”