The inspector-general of police, Ibrahim Idris, has ordered the detention of the four police officers and informant involved in the raid of Edwin Clark’s house saying he is not aware nor did he order the raid.
In a statement by Jimoh Moshood who is the spokesperson of the police force on Tuesday, September 4, the police chief said misconduct will not be tolerated.
Read the statement below:
“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."
NAIJ.com had reported that elder statesman Edwin Clark expressed disappointment over the police’s raid on his Asokoro residence by policemen on Tuesday, September 4. The Niger Delta chieftain said he has never carried a gun in his life.
He said: “I have never one day thought about carrying gun, I have been fighting for the unity of this country, if at the age of 92 years, I am making statement, and they do not want me to talk, I will continue to talk, which is the position.”
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