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NPF Reaffirms Ban On POS, Electronic Money Transactions In Police Facilities


Mar 5, 2024

In response to growing concerns over alleged illegal financial transactions, the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has issued a renewed ban on the use of Point-of-Sale (POS) machines and other electronic mobile money transaction devices within police stations and facilities nationwide.

The ban, aimed at safeguarding the integrity and security of police operations, is designed to prevent potential corrupt practices and eliminate the risk of criminal intrusion under the guise of electronic transactions within Commands and Formations. The directive is a proactive measure to maintain discipline within the Force.

Despite previous directives, the NPF has observed continued violations of this regulation in certain Commands and Formations. Consequently, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) emphasizes that any breach of this ban will result in severe sanctions imposed on the leadership of the affected Commands and Formations.

The IGP underscores the inherent risks associated with the use of electronic payment devices within police facilities, including the compromise of sensitive information, financial irregularities, and the facilitation of illicit activities. Strict adherence to this directive is deemed non-negotiable to address these concerns.

Officers and personnel are urged to comply with the ban without exception. The IGP emphasizes that any police officer or POS operator found contravening this order or engaging in illicit financial transactions will face disciplinary and criminal actions in accordance with existing laws and regulations. Command and Formation leadership will also be held accountable for any violations within their jurisdiction.

ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the Force Public Relations Officer, reiterates the commitment of the NPF to maintaining transparency, discipline, and accountability within the organization. The renewed directive is seen as a crucial step in upholding these principles while fostering public trust in the Nigeria Police Force.

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