Inspector General of Police Warns Against Public Incitement Of Police Officers
The Inspector General of Police Suleman Abba has warned some members of the Public who are in the habit of inciting junior Police officers to disrespect their oath of office. A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer Emmanuel Ojukwu draws attention to the dangers inherent in Police officers disobeying superior order and acting outside the Code of Conduct. It sates further that, any officer found engaging in indiscipline in the form of strike or work-to-rul will be arrested and sanctioned in line with Police Regulation and the laws of the federation.
“It has come to the notice of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Suleiman Abba CFR, NPOM NPM, mni, that some members of the public have adopted the mischievous path of inciting Junior Police Officers to disrespect their oath of office. While warning such members of the public to desist from this unholy attitude, the IGP wishes to draw attention to the dangers inherent in Police officers disobeying superior orders and acting outside the code of conduct. It does not portend well for public safety and security, and is a threat to our democracy.
For the avoidance of doubt, the Nigeria Police Force will never tolerate any iota of indiscipline in the form of a strike, or work-to-rule among its personnel. Any officer found to be engaged in such a despicable act will be arrested and sanctioned in line with the Police Regulation and the Laws of the Federation.
Meanwhile, every effort is being made to meet the welfare needs of all Police personnel including the payment of promotion arrears which has since commenced with the payment to the promoted officers of salaries attendant on their new ranks.”
Original Statement From: Nigeria Police Force