IGP denies ordering removal of police aides from VIPs

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The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, has refuted claims that he ordered the removal of mobile policemen attached to high-profile politicians in Nigeria. The denial comes in response to a circulating police signal on social media, which purportedly called for the withdrawal of police aides from certain politicians and their relatives.

In a statement issued by the Force spokesperson, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, it was clarified that the signal was fake and did not originate from the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) or any of its formations. The statement further highlighted that the signal deviated from the standard telegraphic message structure and bore the signature of a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), which is highly irregular as such signals are typically signed by an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) who heads the relevant formations.

To address the situation, the IGP has ordered a comprehensive investigation into the incident, with the assurance that appropriate action will be taken against those found responsible for creating and disseminating the fake signal. The statement emphasized the commitment of the Nigerian Police Force to maintaining transparency, professionalism, and adherence to due process in its operations.

This clarification from the Police Force aims to dispel any confusion and misconceptions arising from the fake signal. It reassures Nigerians that the issue is being taken seriously and that necessary steps will be taken to hold those involved accountable. The public can expect further updates as the investigation progresses, reflecting the commitment of the Nigerian Police Force to upholding its integrity and ensuring the safety and security of the nation.

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