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IGP cautions officers against using his name to extort Nigerians

Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, has condemned any form of extortion by police officers, especially through name dropping.

This is as he issued a clear warning to all officers against using or dropping his name to deceive unsuspecting members of the public.

While expressing concern over this recently observed trend, the IGP emphasized that such actions tarnish the reputation of his person and the Police Force, thereby eroding public trust.

This was contained in a statement issued by ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Force Public Relations Officer, on Wednesday, February 21.

“The IGP emphasized that any officer found guilty of leveraging his name for fraudulent activities or extortion will face severe disciplinary measures.

He then urged officers to uphold transparency and professionalism, reiterating that the integrity of the Nigeria Police Force is at stake if such is not checked.

Furthermore, IGP Kayode Egbetokun implored the public to exercise caution and report any attempts to exploit his name for fraudulent activities or extortion, most especially in the investigation of cases.

He highlighted the crucial role citizens play in collaboration with the Police Force to maintain a high standard of conduct and eliminate corruption within the system.

The IGP reassured the public of the Force’s commitment to root out misconduct and ensure accountability at all levels.

He urged Nigerians to promptly report any incidents of extortion or fraudulent activity, providing detailed information to facilitate thorough investigations that will lead to severe sanctions for erring officers.


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