Nigeria Police Refutes Memo Removing Security Personnel From Politicians

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The Nigerian Police Force has refuted a leaked memo that claimed the force has removed police officers from politicians.

The Nigeria Police Force in a statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on his Twitter page on Monday, said that the memo is fake and did not come from the NPF or any of its formations.

The statement said, “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.

“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.”

The alleged MOPOL 45 FHQ ABJ document ordered the withdrawal of police aides from a number of prominent politicians and their kin.