is a press release signed by the Director of News DCP Don N. Awunah,
fsi Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja with Ref
No.CZ:5300/FPRD/FHQ/ABJ/VOL.1. in regards to Inspector General Idris
accused of massive looting and violating of public trust. Please read
A complete mischievous, distractive and misleading story.
The attention of the Nigeria Police Force has been drawn to a report by
Sahara Reporters, New York on August 26, 2016 captioned Inspector
General Idris accused of Massive looting, violation of public trust.
Nigeria Police Force would ordinarily not join issue on news item that
has no substance and completely false, but to put the record straight;
the report was studied and all the allegations asserted against the
Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP Ibrahim K. Idris NPM, mni and the
Nigeria Police Force in the write up were found out to be completely
false, misleading and malicious in its entirety, and obviously the hand
work of distractors and mischief makers, whose intention is to distract
the Inspector General of Police from carrying out its statutory duties
of ensuring that Nigeria is secured and crime free.
The Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP Ibrahim K. Idris NPM, mni have
served in various capacities within the Nigeria Police Force and
International Communities without blemish. The IGP is focused and
determined to accomplish his statutory responsibilities to all Nigerians
and continue to serve his country and will not be distracted by
distractors who take advantage of the media to launch a personal attack
and campaign of calumny against his personality and the Nigeria Police
4. The Nigeria Police Force wishes to enjoin
members of the general public and other persons who must have read the
report to disregard and discountenance the story as totally unfounded
without any iota of truth.
5. The media, most
especially the new/social media outfits are hereby implored not to allow
malicious/ mischief makers to take advantage of them to misinform and
mislead the public. The Nigeria Police Force will continue to partner
with the media, other stakeholders and the general public to ensure that
Nigeria is safe for every Nigerian and visitors alike.