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We didn’t withdraw VIP aides, police refute viral report

The Nigerian Police Force has debunked and slammed as fake news the viral report of recalling police details attached to top politicians and VIPs in the country.

Recall that several national news platforms (Freelanews not included) reported that police aides have been withdrawn with specifics given on the affected personalities.

In response to the report, the Force PRO, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, has advised the public to disregard the said report.

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CSP Adejobi, in statement signed today, July 17, 2023, confirmed that the signal purportedly originating from MOPOL 45 FHQ ABJ, is fake.

Read full report below.


The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) wishes to address the ambiguity surrounding a signal that has been in circulation on social media, purportedly originating from MOPOL 45 FHQ ABJ, ordering the removal of police aides from certain top politicians and their relatives. The Police hereby unequivocally clarifies that the signal is fake and did not emanate from the NPF or any of its formations.

More emphatically, the signal deviates from the Police’s telegraphic message structure and standard as the signal bears the signature of a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), which is highly irregular, as a signal of this nature would typically be signed by an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), who heads such formations, and not a higher-ranking officer.

The Acting Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, Ph.D., NPM, has taken immediate notice and has ordered a thorough investigation into its source and assures that appropriate action will be taken against those responsible for its creation and dissemination.

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About Victor Ojelabi

Ojelabi, the publisher of Freelanews, is a professionally trained mass communicator, who writes ruthlessly about pop culture, religion, politics and entertainment.

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