Stop using my name to extort Nigerians, commit fraud – IGP warns officers

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The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, on Wednesday, issued a stern warning to those tarnishing his reputation by using his name for fraudulent activities.

In a statement sighted via X, Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi noted that the IGP expressed deep concern over the act which erodes public trust in the Nigeria Police Force.

According to the IGP, any officer found guilty of leveraging his name for fraudulent activities or extortion would face severe disciplinary measures, as he urged officers to uphold transparency and professionalism.

He further urged members of the public to exercise caution and report any attempt to exploit his name for fraudulent activities or extortion, most especially in the investigation of cases.

“IGP Kayode Egbetokun implored the public to exercise caution and report any attempts to exploit his name for fraudulent activities or extortion, most especially in the investigation of cases.

“He highlighted the crucial role citizens play in collaboration with the Police Force to maintain a high standard of conduct and eliminate corruption within the system.

“The IGP, therefore, reassured the public of the Force’s commitment, under his watch, to root out misconduct and ensure accountability at all levels.

“He urged Nigerians to promptly report any incidents of extortion or fraudulent activity, providing detailed information to facilitate thorough investigations that will lead to severe sanctions for erring officers,” the statement read.