Ahead of this weekend’s general election, the Acting Inspector General of Police, (IGP) Mohammed Adamu says he will arrest any police officer found moving around with any so called Very Important Personality (VIP) on Election Day whether he is in uniform or mufti.
Adamu issued the threat at the public presentation of a partnership between the Transition Monitoring Group, the Human and Environmental Development Agenda, Police Service Commission, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, among others.
He also expressed concern over news about fake police uniforms being brought into the country, adding that the security agencies would monitor ad hoc staff that could easily be manipulated, “especially National Youth Service Corps members.”
He also assured Nigerians of proper security during the elections, saying “Everyone has a civic responsibility in ensuring peaceful and credible elections. Election materials must be secured. Electoral officials, domestic and foreign observers must be protected. “The Independent National Electoral Commission has rolled out the ways stakeholders should conduct themselves.
“On our part, we assure the nation that all electoral materials will be secured and the electorate will be allowed to cast their votes without monetisation.
“No police officer is allowed to move around with any VIP on election day. Anyone, who does so in uniform or mufti will be arrested,” he said.