He vowed, “The Force will no longer tolerate or condone deliberate mischief and reckless publications aimed at defaming and derogating the integrity of the service from any individual(s) or group(s). The full weight of the law will be applied to protect the image of the service
The Nigeria Police force has explained the reason Behind Sen. Dino’s Plan arrest as justification for laying siege at his residence in other to effect his arrest.
In a statement made available to urban express news online through force public relation officer, jimoh Moshood said Sen. Dino needs to clarify some issues that have something to do with an attempt of culpable homicide in the shooting of a police officer, Sgt Danjuma saliu, attached to 37 police mobile force (PMF) while on duty at a stop and search point along Aiyetoro Gbele Mopa Road in Kogi state
Continuing, Moshood said the offence was committed by Senator Dino Melaye and his armed thugs in Kogi State on the 19th July 2018 when they shot and wounded the police officer. He added Police Officer is yet to recover from the gunshot injury he sustained during the attack and still under intensive medical care.
According to him: “Police investigators have written the Clerk of the National Assembly for Senator Dino Melaye to report at Kogi State Police Command, CIID, Lokoja for him to answer to these offences against him under investigation in Kogi State Police Command but he has bluntly refused to report himself to the Police.
“Police operatives will continue to be in wait at the residence of Senator Dino Melaye until he surrenders himself for arrest. The offence for which Senator Dino Melaye is being investigated is capital in nature and not compoundable”.
According to him in this case, no officer was tried in the orderly trial for any offence (disciplinary or otherwise) that will warrant dismissal from the Force and none was dismissed.
He added that the writer of the story ignorantly and for mischievous reasons relied on forged counterfeit documents which did not emanate from the Force as the basis for his story.
“It is a crime under the penal and criminal code laws to tell a falsehood with intent to mislead the public to acts that can cause disturbance of public peace and public disobedience.
He maintained that the Inspector General of Police did not order the dismissal of 121 police officers as claimed by the report.
According to Moshood, “The story is evidently the characteristic mindset and pattern of the writer to deride and castigate public institutions, such as the Nigeria Police Force without any fact whatsoever.
“The pronouncement of dismissal of Police officers from the Force to the public is the responsibility of the Force Public Relations Officer and not that of the writer of the story.
He recalled that “on the 26th December 2018, the Force debunked a fake and misleading report from premium times online publication that 167 out the 2000 additional Police Officers recently deployed by the IGP to the North East absconded and the attached list of personnel and the police signal was discovered to be forged documents.
“The Force, therefore, implores the public to be aware that the story is ill-motive, orchestrated to puncture the morale of officers and men of the Force engaged in the fight against insurgency in the North East and other Police personnel carrying out core Police duties to protect lives and property of all Nigerians across the country, and this should be condemned by all.