The Nigeria Police Force has expressed deep concern over recent reports of individuals who have been operating as middlemen, falsely claiming to be negotiators on behalf of individuals in police custody. These individuals, posing as intermediaries, have exploited the names of high-ranking police officers, including the Inspector-General of Police, to intimidate and coerce others.
In a press release issued by the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the Nigeria Police Force strongly encourages all Nigerians to exercise vigilance and discernment when approached by anyone using the names of senior police officers. Such actions not only erode trust in the police force but also pose a significant threat to the integrity of the justice system.
The press release further emphasizes the unwavering commitment of the Nigeria Police Force to maintain high standards and principles. The Force sternly cautions any members within its ranks who may be tempted to collude with these middlemen, compromising the standards of the Force. Any officer found engaged in such activities will face severe consequences. The Nigeria Police Force maintains a zero-tolerance policy towards actions that could tarnish its reputation or compromise the administration of justice.
The release concludes by reaffirming the commitment of the Nigeria Police Force to upholding the highest standards of integrity and professionalism. It urges all Nigerians to have faith in the justice system and to report any suspicious activities to the appropriate authorities, using the already published contacts. The cooperation and vigilance of the public are considered essential in preserving the integrity of the police force and the justice system.
The Nigeria Police Force remains resolute in its mission to ensure that justice is served and that the actions of a few individuals do not undermine the trust of the Nigerian people in their law enforcement agencies.