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Awka – Authorities of the Nigeria Police Force has described as untrue, unfounded, defamatory and libelous, the publication by Sahara Reporters, which alleged that the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, paid over 2 Billion Naira for the tenure extension.
The said publication was made by the media outlet on the 7th of February 2021.
Reacting to the publication, the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba said the Force wishes to state categorically that the extension of service of the IGP was strictly the prerogative of the President and was never paid for as reported in the publication.
“The insinuations also by Sahara Reporters that the IGP did not celebrate his extension smacks of ignorance and a pathetic misplacement of priority.
“The extension does not call for merry-making or celebration but a time for more work, rededication to duty and selfless service to the nation,” the FPRO said.
He revealed that the IGP, has reassured Nigerians of unwavering commitment by the Force under his leadership, to improved service delivery, safety and security of the citizenry.
“The IGP enjoins members of the public to disregard and discountenance the publication by Sahara Reporters as evidently untrue and unfounded.
“The IGP is undistracted and the Force remains motivated and committed to delivering on its mandate, especially the task of neutralizing current and emerging internal security threats,” he disclosed.
He however said the IGP has directed his legal team to commence legal actions against the online publishers.