Ahead of the 2023 elections, the inspector-general of Police, IGP Alkali Baba, has said the Police owe Nigerians their allegiance and not politicians and will perform it duties as directed by the extant laws, rules and regulations.
The IGP also said Police officers will perform their duties in line with standard norms and practices among which are fundamental human rights in accordance with the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) and in line with other international laws and code of conduct for law enforcement officers to enhance peaceful, free and fair election.
The IGP, who stated this in Abuja on Friday at the 7th Annual Conference on Financial Crime, Cross-border Crime and Electoral Fraud, organised by Open Africa Foundation, also stated that his commitment is towards the neutrality of the Nigerian Police Force during the elections.
Represented by the Commissioner of Police in charge of election planning and monitoring, CP Basil Idegwu, the IGP…
Source: Leadership Newspaper