The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) expresses deep concern regarding recent reports of individuals engaging in illicit activities by posing as intermediaries, acting as negotiators on behalf of individuals involved in criminal acts currently in police custody. These individuals have been exploiting the names of high-ranking police officers, including the Inspector-General of Police, to exert intimidation and coercion.
The NPF strongly advises all Nigerians to exercise vigilance and discernment when approached by individuals claiming association with senior police officers. This deplorable practice not only erodes trust in the NPF but also poses a significant threat to the integrity of our justice system.
Additionally, the NPF emphasizes its unwavering commitment to the high standards and principles upon which it is built. We firmly caution members of our own ranks against colluding with these middlemen to compromise the standards of the Force, urging them to immediately refrain from such actions. It is crucial to highlight that any officer found engaging in such activities will face severe consequences, as the NPF maintains a strict zero-tolerance policy toward actions that may tarnish our reputation or compromise the administration of justice.
Lastly, we reaffirm our dedication to upholding the highest standards of integrity and professionalism within the Nigeria Police Force. We urge all Nigerians to have faith in our justice system and report any suspicious activities to the appropriate authorities, utilizing our published contacts. Your cooperation and vigilance are vital in helping us preserve the integrity of our force and the justice system.