Police warn against name-dropping, impersonation of IGP, DIGs to coerce Nigerians


By Kingsley Omonobi

The Nigeria Police Force has urged Nigerians to be vigilant and exercise discernment when approached by anyone using the names of senior Police officers including that of the Acting Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun and the DIGs to intimidate or coerce them.

It urged the public to report such cases noting that “this practice not only undermines trust in our law enforcement agencies but also poses a significant threat to the integrity of our justice system”.

Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Muyiwa Adejobi who made this known on Monday said, “The police is deeply concerned about recent reports concerning the activities of certain individuals who are operating as middlemen, acting as negotiators on behalf of individuals involved in criminal activities currently in Police custody.

“These individuals have been exploiting the names of high-ranking Police officers, including that of the Inspector-General of Police, to intimidate and coerce…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper