Officers: Stop Using My Name To Threaten Nigerians, IGP Warns

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, has issued a strong warning denouncing all types of extortion and name-dropping for illicit activities as part of his efforts to uphold the highest levels of integrity within the Nigeria Police Force.

The IGP expressed grave worry over the act, according to a statement from the Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, stressing that such actions damage both his and the Police Force’s reputations and undermine public confidence.

The IGP advised personnel to maintain professionalism and openness, noting that any found guilty of using his name for extortion or fraudulent operations will face harsh disciplinary penalties.

In particular when it comes to case investigations, the IGP urged the public to be cautious and report any attempt to use his name for deceptive or extortionous purposes.

“IGP Kayode Egbetokun pleaded with the public to be cautious and to report any attempts to use his name for extortion or fraudulent acts, particularly when investigating cases.

He emphasized how important it is for the public to work with the police to uphold the highest standards of behavior and eradicate systemic corruption.

“Therefore, the IGP informed the public that the Force is committed to rooting out malpractice and ensuring accountability at all levels under his watch.

In order to enable comprehensive investigations that will result in harsh penalties for negligent personnel, he asked Nigerians to report any instances of extortion or fraudulent conduct as soon as they occur.

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