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Confusion trails IG’s memo withdrawing police operatives from politicians, VIPs

The Acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun has debunked the report of the removal of police aides from certain top politicians and their relatives, reports The Nation.


Egbetokun said the report is fake and did not emanate from the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) or any of its formations.


Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a statement on Monday clarified the letter purportedly originating from MOPOL 45 FHQ ABJ, which is: “fake and did not emanate from the NPF or any of its formations.”


Addressing the ambiguity surrounding the signal, CSP Adejobi emphasised 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.


Adejobi said: “The Acting Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, 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 memo circulating in the media space was also described as fake by some top police officers.


Since the memo went viral, there has been confusion in the police force over the authenticity of the memo.


A senior mobile police officer, who pleaded anonymity told our correspondent that the memo is fake.


The police officer, who is conversant with signals and memos, said it didn’t come from the police authorities.


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