NIGERIA POLICE: SIGNAL FOR REMOVAL OF VIP AIDES NOT FROM US; IGP EGBETOKUN ORDERS PROBE
The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has issued a clear indication on the alleged police signal awash social media stating that it had removed police aides from some VIPs. The Force affirmed that the signal is not in line with their standards and should be disregarded by members of the public.
In a press statement e-signed and released to the National Association of Online Security News Publishers, NAOSNP by the Police PRO, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi today noted: ‘The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) wishes to address the ambiguity surrounding a signal that has been in circulation on social media, purportedly originating from MOPOL 45 FHQ ABJ, ordering the removal of police aides from certain top politicians and their relatives. The Police hereby unequivocally clarifies that the signal is fake and did not emanate from the NPF or any of its formations.’
‘More emphatically, the signal deviates from the Police’s telegraphic message structure and standard as the signal bears the signature of a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), which is highly irregular, as a signal of this nature would typically be signed by an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), who heads such formations, and not a higher-ranking officer’, NAOSNP gathered.
CSP Adejobi added: ‘The Acting Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, Ph.D., NPM, has taken immediate notice and has ordered a thorough investigation into its source and assures that appropriate action will be taken against those responsible for its creation and dissemination.’