Inspector General of Police Debunks Report on Romantic Affair with Policewoman

By Dele Ogbodo

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Ibrahim Idris, yesterday denied a report in an online newspaper: not Sharpedgenews online,

that he (Idris) is free to have romantic affair with any policewoman.

He said the statement is untrue, unfounded, pure fabrications and a fake news.

Reacting to the report, the Force Public Relations Officer, Mr. Jimoh Moshood, who made the disclosure in Abuja, said the statement is mischievous attempt to mislead and misinform members of the public and as well cast aspersions on the IG's hard earned reputation.

The statement read: "What the IGP said in the document submitted to the Senate Ad-hoc committee investigating the spurious allegation against the IGP is that no law stops a police officer in service to marry another police officer on an officer cadre.
"He never said I'm free to have romantic affairs with Police women."

Meanwhile, the Force in another statement also denied a report published by an online that it is rated worst in the world, rather the Force said: "Nigeria Police Force is the best in UN Peace Keeping Operations, Best in Africa, One of the Best in the World.

"The Force rejects the report which says it is the worst in the world as unempirical and absolute falsehood, should be disregarded and discountenanced."

According to the statement, the Police after a careful study of the report and the news items emanating from it, wishes to state categorically that the report is entirely misleading.

It added that the report is a clear misrepresentation of facts considering the area of coverage of the report which was said to have been carried out in 2016 by the above mentioned associations.

With the current recruitment of 10,000 and another addition of 31,000 men and women to join the Force, its coverage and policing capability of 180 million Nigerians will significantly improve, adding that the present 370,000 workforce is below the UN standard of one police officer to 400 persons.
The statement read: "Currently the Nigeria Police Force is one of the only two African Delegates representing the whole of Africa continent on the executive committee of Interpol, a position the Force attained based on high performance, merit and sustained good track records.
"For avoidance of doubt, since the inception of the present Police administration in July 2016, the IGP Idris has introduced and implemented diverse internal reforms aimed at improving capacity building and efficient service delivery of the personnel of the Force, which is yielding positive results in the standardization of the capability of the Nigeria Police Force to deal with violent crimes and terrorism throughout the country." 

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