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IG orders investigation into allegation of disregard of court order



The Nigeria Police Force(NPF) has denied any form of disregard towards a court order by the current administration of the Office of the Inspector-General of Police (IG).

The Police Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, made this known in a statement on Tuesday,November 29th, in Abuja.

Adejobi said the current Office of the IG had not been made aware of any court order with respect to an issue making the rounds in the media.

The media reports accused the IG of disobeying a court order to reinstate a dismissed officer of the Force.

“It is instructive to note that the case in point concerns an officer who was dismissed as far back as 1992.

“This was a few years after the current I-G, Mr Usman Baba, joined the Nigeria Police Force, based on available facts gleaned from the reports.

“The most recent judgement on the matter was given in 2011 which should ordinarily not fall under the direct purview of the current administration of the Force,” he said.

Adejobi said the media report that was circulating was strange and astonishing, adding that the IG had directed the Commissioner of Police in charge of the Force Legal Unit to investigate the allegation.

He said the investigation was to ascertain the position of the court and proffer informed legal advice for prompt and necessary action.

Adejobi reiterated the commitment of the IG to  continue to uphold the rule of law and synergy with the judiciary to ensure quick dispensation of justice for an improved criminal justice system. 

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