In response to a signal that has been making rounds on social media, allegedly originating from MOPOL 45 FHQ ABJ, ordering the removal of police aides from certain top politicians and their relatives, the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has come forward to address the issue and clarify its authenticity.
The NPF categorically stated that the signal is fake and did not originate from the force or any of its formations. The signal raised suspicions due to its deviation from the Police’s telegraphic message structure and standard practices. One notable irregularity was the signature on the signal, which bore the name of a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP). Such a high-ranking officer’s signature on a signal of this nature would typically be signed by an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), who heads such formations.
In light of the seriousness of the matter, the Acting Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, Ph.D., NPM, has taken immediate notice of the situation and ordered a thorough investigation into the source of the fake signal. The Acting IGP has assured the public that appropriate action will be taken against those responsible for creating and disseminating the misleading information.
The dissemination of false information can have serious consequences, especially when it involves matters concerning security and public safety. The NPF is keen on ensuring that such misleading signals are swiftly identified and dealt with to maintain the trust and confidence of the public in the police force’s communication and actions.
The NPF urges the public to be cautious and vigilant while consuming information from social media and other online platforms. They emphasize the importance of verifying the authenticity of such information with official sources before drawing conclusions or spreading the news further.