The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun has debunked the news trending in social media that police orderlies to the former First Lady and other Very Important Persons (VIPs) have been withdrawn.
A statement today, July 18, by the Force Public Relations Offer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi described the trending news as ambiguous.
The statement said that the source of the news purportedly originating from MOPOL 45 FHQ ABJ, ordering the removal of police aides from certain top politicians and their relatives is fake.
“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 Inspector General has ordered a thorough investigation into its source and assured that appropriate action will be taken against those responsible for its creation and dissemination.