The Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris, has sent a high powered delegation of a Deputy Inspector-General of Police, and other Senior Police Officers, to apologise to the Elder Statesman, Edwin Clark.
Recall, that the Elder Statesman’s Abuja House was raided by four Police Officers, on Tuesday, under the guise of searching for stockpile of arms.
Although, Ibrahim Idris in his earlier statement had distanced himself from the raid, while ordering the arrest and detention of the four Police officers and the informant, who carried out the act.
In a statement however, signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, FPRO, Ag. DCP, Jimoh Moshood, which was made available to Post-Nigeria, on Tuesday night, the Police Chief revealed that while the four Officers are in detention, and being investigated and tried within the Force Disciplinary Procedures, before appropriate punishments are meted out to them, the suspected informant will be paraded today, Wednesday, in the presence of the Press and public.
The statement reads in full:
Further to the earlier Press Statement from the Nigeria Police Force, on the directives of the Inspector-General of Police, for immediate detention and investigation of the Four(4) Police Personnel (including a Senior Police Officer), and an informant, involved in the unauthorised, illegal and unprofessional misconduct in the search of Chief Edwin Clark’s Residence, in Asokoro, Abuja, today, 4th September, 2018, the IGP as stated in the Press Statement, was not aware and did not authorise the search, and has therefore, sent a delegation of Senior Police Officers, led by DIG HABILA JOSHAK (DIG DOPs), along with some Commissioners of Police who visited the Elder Statesman, Chief Edwin Clark, and apologised on behalf of the Nigeria Police Force and the IGP, for the misconducts of the said Police Personnel, and the attendant embarrassment the search has caused on the Elder Statesman and his family.
The delegation was received by Chief Edwin Clark, and the apology was accepted by him.
Furthermore, the Inspector-General of Police, has directed that while the four (4) Police Personnel are in detention, and being investigated and tried within the Force Disciplinary Procedures before appropriate punishments are meted out to them, the IGP has directed the immediate parade of the informant (suspect), on Wednesday, 5th September, 2018, in the presence of the Press and the public, before his prompt arraignment and prosecution in court.