IGP Egbetokun Issues Strong Warning Against Name Dropping, Extortion By Officers

….dropping IGP’s name for corrupt practices, extortion in investigation unfair, criminal – FPRO

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun has sternly condemned any form of extortion and issued a clear warning to all officers against using or dropping his name for such nefarious activities to maintain the highest standards of integrity within the Nigeria Police Force.

In a statement on Wednesday, 21st February 2024 signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said that the IGP expressed deep concern, emphasizing that such actions tarnish the reputation of his person and the Police Force, thereby eroding public trust.

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, therefore, reassured the public of the Force’s commitment, under his watch, 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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