IGP Orders Probe Of Alleged Extortion, Kidnapping By Police In Rivers


The acting Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, has ordered a thorough investigation into the allegations of unprofessionalism, kidnapping and extortion against some officers of the River State Police Command. This development came following the charges levelled against some police officers in the state police command.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on X formerly known as Twitter on Monday.Adejobi said the prompt inquiry was mandated by Egbetokun, in response to the charges made against some police officers in the state police command.

The statement partly reads, “IGP Orders Swift Investigation, Reiterates Caution Against Name-Dropping Following allegations of unprofessionalism, kidnapping, name-dropping, extortion, and illicit enrichment against some officers of the Rivers State Police Command, and the swift intervention of the Inspector-General of Police, Ag.“IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, NPM, Ph.D., the officers fingered in a petition by one lsrael Joe on behalf of one Mr. Atubi Davison are being interrogated by the IGP Monitoring Unit as part of ongoing investigation to unravel the allegations and ascertain its veracity for further necessary action.

“As previously stated, the Nigeria Police Force views these allegations with the utmost seriousness and is fully committed to conducting a comprehensive and transparent investigation

He added that, the complainant will be asked to participate in additional questioning in order to ensure fairness and equality.

“To ensure fairness and impartiality, the complainant who made these allegations will be contacted to come forward and cooperate by providing more relevant information regarding the matter,” he said

He, however, urged the public to watch out for fraudulent individuals who may try to take advantage of them and damage the reputation of the police in order to benefit themselves, urging them to be patient as the truth will eventually come to light.

“The Inspector-General of Police, therefore, cautions the public about fraudulent individuals who always attempt to exploit the reputation of the Inspector General of Police and other senior officers for personal gain. He urges members of the public to exercise caution and verify the authenticity of anyone claiming to represent Senior Police Officers in any dubious activities while reporting such to the NPF and the Force Public Relations Officer or the Complaint Response Unit desk in any state of the Federation,” The statement continued.


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