The Nigeria police have responded to a report coming from Sahara reporters, a news platform whose report claimed the inspector general of police, IGP Adamu Mohammed is “involved in a multi-billion Naira fraudulent scheme” says report indicting and that the police has instructed its legal team to initiate legal action against the online news platform.
Accordingly, the Report claimed that the inspector general of Police, IGP Adamu, ‘is raising billions of Naira through illegal means for the construction of Police Mobile Training school in Nassarawa, it went further to allege that the location of the construction was cited in IGP Mohammed Adamu’s Home Town in “Endehu”
It alleged that the IGP used his office to unlawfully compel and in fact threatened Mobile Police commanders into generating millions of Naira Monthly through illegal means for the purpose of establishment of a MOPOL Training school”.
But debunking the claims in a statement, the Police Force Public Relation officer Dcp Frank Mba said; the report is false and baseless as it is in the tradition of blackmail and to impugn the credibility of strategic leaders in the country in an apparent attempt to advance their ignoble and unpatriotic intentions.
The FPPRO wondered how the organisation had refused to do due diligence to know that the inspector general of police in actual sense, is not from “Endehu” and that in contrary, from lafia local government of the state
“Nassarawa state is a north-central geographical zone of Nigeria and our decision citing the Police Mobile Training School there was informed by the overriding national security consideration anchored on the need to strengthen the operational capacity of the special forces of the Nigeria police”.
Mba said the police authority had never threatened any mobile police mobile commanders as claimed and that all said was false.
“It is on record that the parcel of land where the institution was sited was donated to the police with the full complement of a certificate of occupancy which the executive governor of Nassarawa state publicly presented to the Nigeria police as the acquisition of the land comes with no any financial commitment from the police”.
On how the erection of building on the said land is financed, Mba said governments and well-meaning corporate social responsibility gives support not in cash, but in form of donation of materials and that the only involvement of some squadron commanders was to ensure the delivery of some of those construction materials donated to its destination.
He said the construction of the project through corporate intervention is a demonstration of the commitment of the leadership to meet its obligation to citizens in term of safety and security.
“The attempt by the online medium to malign the force leadership shall not in any matter impact on the firm determination of the Nigeria police to advance its strategic plans; adding that the force had initiated its legal team to initiate legal action against the online medium to address deformation and libellous components arising from their action, Mba said!