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  • Updated: February 21, 2024

IGP Egbetokun issues warning against extortion, urges public vigilance

IGP Egbetokun issues warning against extortion, urges public

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun has issued a stern warning to officers of the police force against extortion.

Egbetokun who warned the officers to desist from using his name in carrying out such nefarious activities said severe disciplinary action awaits anyone found guilty.

He expressed worries over the corrupt activities of some of the officers, noting that such acts tarnish his reputation, and that of the police force.

While revealing his commitment to checkmate such activities, he urged officers of the force to act responsibly, upholding transparency and professionalism.

As contained in a statement by ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the Force Public Relations Officer on Wednesday morning, the IGP also urged members of the public to remain vigilant, and report any case of extortion using his name, especially during investigations.

The statement partly reads: "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.

"The general public may reach the Nigeria Police via our social media platforms and phone numbers 08057000001, 08057000002, 08057000003, and 07056792065."

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