Police Warn Against Criminal Use Of IGP’s Name

Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun.

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun has warned all officers against the use of his name for corrupt practices and extortion.

Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, said, the IGP expressed deep concern, noting that such actions tarnish the reputation of his person and the Police Force, thereby eroding public trust.

He, consequently, warned that any officer found guilty of leveraging his name for fraudulent activities or extortion would face severe disciplinary measures.

He 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 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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