Immigration boss Probes Officers over Extortion in North-East
The Comptroller-General of Immigration, Mr. Muhammad Babandede, has read Riot Act to officers and men of the service manning various ports of entry following allegations of extortion and corrupt practices.
The CGI gave the warning just as allegations of extortion persist at some passport offices with some applicants accusing officers of demanding for gratification.
The service spokesman, DCI James Sunday, in a statement, said the attention of the CG had been drawn to an allegation of extortion by some officers and men of the NIS especially along Borno State border axis of Darman-Gubio- Magumeri-Maiduguri Road and Munguno- Maiduguri Road.
The statement said: “In the light of the above, the CGI has directed for an investigation into the alleged corrupt practice. He has also directed Comptrollers to properly brief personnel under their Commands and to take practical steps to ensure Officers and Men adhere strictly to their official mandates and steer clear of any act tantamount to extortion.”