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New IGP Adamu Removes Public, Rapid From Unit’s Name, reverts to CRU

Mohammed Adamu, the acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), has approved and ordered the immediate reversal of the name of the Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit (PCRRU) of the Nigeria Police Force.

The unit has now reverted to its founding name, Complaint Response Unit (CRU).

According to a statement by the unit issued on Friday, “The decision was taken as a result of the recommendation made by the pioneer Head of the Unit, ACP Abayomi Sogunle, following feedback from the public and stakeholders working with the Unit on police accountability in Nigeria.”

The CRU is an internal police oversight unit if the NPF established in November 2015 and tasked to run a community-oriented complaint management system through which citizens’ complaint against police officers are addressed in real time.

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