The United Young Professionals has called on the editorial team of Sunday Punch Newspaper to be professional in her publications.
In a joint press release by the United Young Professionals National Coordinator, Adewole Kehinde and Publicity Secretary, Favour Sale made available to the media on Sunday in Abuja, they called on Sunday Punch Editorial Team to retract the misleading publication titled “I’m free to have romantic affair with any policewoman – IG”.
“We were part of the people that attended the Senate Committee sitting and from the written statement of the Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris, he never said that “that there is no law that prevents HIM from marrying a serving female police officer” rather what the IGP said is that NO LAW STOPS A POLICE OFFICER IN SERVICE TO MARRY ANOTHER POLICE OFFICER, the joint statement said.
The group further said that Sunday Punch Newspaper as one of the leading newspaper in Nigeria should have weighed the consequences of the misleading headline as they tend to mislead the public on an issue that is before a Law court.
“What IGP Ibrahim Idris said was that Senator Misau should cite any Section of the Law that prevents Police Officers from having romantic relationship with another Police woman, but unfortunately Sunday Punch Newspaper decided to mislead the general public so as to sell her Sunday Edition as quickly as possible, the group said.
The group further reiterated that “Just as the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has challenged Senator Misau to give the full particulars of the female police officer, one Corporal Amina; where she is serving and her duty post, we equally called on the Punch Newspaper to prevail on Senator Misau to give the full particulars of Corporal Amina rather than misleading the general public”.