May 22, 2024

Police disown fake signal on aides’ removal from politicians

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Police disown fake signal on aides’ removal from politicians

Etim Ekpimah 

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF), on Monday, cleared 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 Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a statement in Abuja, said the Police unequivocally clarified that the signal was fake and did not emanate from the NPF or any of its formations. 

The terse statement read: “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. 

“The Acting Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, PhD, 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.” 

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