Nigeria Police Denies Disregard For Court Order

The Nigeria Police Force has denied contempt for a Court order by the current administration of the Office of the Inspector-General of Police.

Force Spokesman, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in an issued statement in Abuja, said the current Office of the Inspector-General of Police is not aware of any Court order with respect to a matter making the round in the media.

The media reports had accused the Police Boss of disobeying a court order reinstating a dismissed officer of the Force. It is instructive to note that the case in point concerns an officer who was dismissed as far back as 1992.

Adejobi explained that the report was strange and astonishing, adding that the Inspector-General of Police had directed the Commissioner of Police in charge of the Force Legal Unit to investigate the allegation.

He added that the investigation was to ascertain the position of the court and proffer informed legal advice for prompt and necessary action.

Adejobi reiterated the commitment of the Inspector-General of Police to continue to uphold the rule of law and synergy with the Judiciary to ensure quick dispensation of justice, for an improved criminal justice system.