ABUJA – The Nigerian Police on Friday announced the appointment of CSP El-Mustapha Sani as the new head of the Complaint Response Unit (CRU), of the Nigerian Police.
A statement from the Force Spokesperson, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi also announced the posting of the former head of CRU, DCP Markus I. Basiran, as DC Homicide, Force Criminal Investigations Department Annex, Alagbon, Lagos.”
According to the statement, the new head of CRU has an “extensive background in complaint resolution in the Public Complaint Bureau of the Force Public Relations Department, coupled with his dedication to justice and fairness, makes him a fitting choice to lead the Complaint Response Unit.”
“In line with his commitment to fortify the complaints response mechanisms of the Force, the IGP has also expressed the resolve of the Nigeria Police to strengthen ties with the Public Complaints Commission (PCC), particularly in the areas of training and knowledge sharing.
The statement also stated that the IGP has ordered all Commissioners of Police in charge of State Commands to establish Complaint Response Unit Offices in their respective State Commands Headquarters to boost the fight against corruption and unprofessionalism.
The Complaints Response Unit (CRU) of the Nigerian police force was established in 2015 during the tenure of IGP Solomon Arase, currently the chairman of the Police Service Commission(PSC). The unit processes complaints from the public and addresses all instances of police professional misconduct occurring during police-citizen interactions.
The unit was formally recognized in the 2020 Police Act under Section 131(1), which set out its functions in Section 133(1). According to the Police Act, the CRU is to establish offices at the state level across all 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)