Immigration boss angry with Katsina officers over bribery, vows shake-up
Immigration boss reads riot act to officers in Katsina
The Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede has warned officers of the service in Katsina state to desist from collecting bribes or conniving with criminals to perpetrate crime, Katsina Beat reports.
He also said he had heard stories of how some officers frequent immigrants abodes and collect bribe instead of arresting them.
Babandede was speaking while addressing men and Officers of the service in Katsina during a visit to traditional rulers.
He also warned that whoever is caught will not only have his job on the line, but will face the full wrath of the Immigration Act, no matter how highly placed the officer is.
Babandede, who said some of the officers engaged in corrupt practices because they’ve been in the state for long, warned that the act of accepting bribe could tarnish the image of the service and jeopardize efforts being made in tackling security challenges in the country.
He also warned them against mounting check points to collect money from travellers.
Babandede also paid a visit to Gov. Masari and would pay a similar visit to Emirs of Katsina and Daura before he leave the state.