The Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris, has said that he was not aware, and did not order for the raiding of the Abuja residence of the Elder Statesman and South-South Leader, Edwin Clark.
In a statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, FPRO, Ag. DCP, Jimoh Moshood, which was sent to Post-Nigeria, on Tuesday night, he stated that the IGP has ordered for the detention of the four Police Officers, and an informant who are connected with the act.
The statement reads in full:
The attention of the Nigeria Police Force has been drawn to a report on Vanguard online publication of 4th September, 2018, credited to one Henry Umoru, claiming that the Police on Tuesday, raided the Abuja residence of Federal Commissioner for Information and South-South Leader, Chief Edwin Clark.
The Force wishes to categorically state that, the Inspector-General of Police is not aware, and did not order the raid of the residence of the Elder Statesman, Chief Edwin Clark, as claimed by the writer of the story.
Consequently, the Inspector-General of Police, has directed the detention and investigation of the four (4) Police personnel, and the informant involved. The outcome of the investigation will definitely be made public.
Notwithstanding, the facts that on daily basis the Nigeria Police Force across the country receives information from members of the public, which were promptly used to prevent and detect crimes and criminalities, the Force will not condone misconduct by any of its personnel, that can run contrary to the rule of law.