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PHOTO:Police apologize to Edwin Clark over unauthorized search

Police apologize to Edwin Clark over unauthorized search
Police apologize to Edwin Clark over unauthorized search

Edwin Clark has received a high-powered delegation from the Nigerian Police Force sent to him by the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris where they apologized to the elder statesman over the unauthorized raid on his Abuja residence by four policemen.

In a statement released a few hours ago by the Nigerian Police Force Public Relations Officer DCP Jimoh Moshood said following the news of the illegal, unprofessional and unauthorized raid of the residence of Chief Edwin Clark on 4th September, 2018, by four policemen, the IGP ordered the high-level delegation led by a Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Habila Joshak and other top ranking officers to go and apologise to the Chief from the Niger-Delta.

He said the Police delegation met with Chief Edwin Clark, where they begged him for the unfortunate incident, and the Chief have since accepted their apologies, while move are ongoing for immediate actions against those behind the act.

DCP Jimoh Moshood while making this known to press, also said that the IGP has ordered the immediate detention of the four (4) men of the Nigerian Police Force among which was one senior Police Officer, and an informant, who undertook the illegal raid on Chief Clark’s residence.
The Nigeria Police Force statement as released by DCP Jomoh Moshood reads:

IGP sends high powered delegation of a DIG and other Senior Police Officers to apologize to the Elder statesman

Further to the earlier Press Statement from the Nigeria Police Force on the directives of the Inspector General of Police for immediate detention and Investigation of the Four(4) Police Personnel (including a Senior Police Officer) and an informant involved in the unauthorized, illegal and unprofessional misconduct in the Search of Chief Edwin Clark’s Residence in Asokoro, Abuja, today 4th September, 2018.

The IGP as stated in the Press Statement was not aware and did not authorize the search and has therefore sent a delegation of Senior Police Officers, led by DIG HABILA JOSHAK (DIG DOPs) along with some Commissioners of Police who visited the Elder Statesman, Chief Edwin Clark and apologized on behalf of the Nigeria Police Force and the IGP for the misconducts of the said Police Personnel and the attendant embarrassment the search has caused on the Elder Statesman and his family.

The delegation was received by Chief Edwin Clark and the apology was accepted by him.

Furthermore, the Inspector General of Police has directed that while the Four (4) Police Personnel are in Detention and being investigated and tried within the Force Disciplinary Procedures before appropriate punishments are meted out to them, the IGP has directed the immediate parade of the informant(Suspect) on Wednesday 5th September, 2018 in the presence of the press and the public, before his prompt arraignment and prosecution in Court.



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