Tuesday, September 4, 2018 8:44 pm
The Police said on Tuesday evening that the raid on residence of South-south leader, Chief Edwin Clark over alleged stockpiling of arms was not authorised by the Inspector General of Police, Idris Ibrahim.
Consequetly, the Police said in the statement signed by Jimoh Moshood that four officers involved in the illegal raid as well as the ‘informant’ have been arrested and are undergoing investigation.
Read the Full Police Statement Below
RE- POLICE RAID EDWIN CLARK RESIDENCE IN ABUJA
· IGP NOT AWARE AND DID NOT ORDER RAID ON THE RESIDENCE OF CHIEF EDWIN CLARK
· IGP ORDERED THE IMMEDIATE DETENTION OF THE FOUR (4) POLICE PERSONNEL AND INFORMANT INVOLVED
· IGP MONITORING UNIT TO INVESTIGATE THE SEARCH BY POLICE PERSONNEL OF THE RESIDENCE OF ELDER STATESMAN, CHIEF EDWIN CLARK
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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
Ag. DCP JIMOH O MOSHOOD
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER