IGP CONDEMNS ATTACKS ON POLICE OFFICERS, DIRECTS PROSECUTION OF ALL ASSAULT CASES.Adunni Adetola
IGP talks tough, states what will happen to further attackers of Police officers, says Cops must be respected.
The recent trend of assault on police officers and men in uniform who are engaged in official and legal activities in numerous locations accross the country has been Strongly condemned by the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba.
The IGP emphasized that attacks on Police Officers, who are uniformed agents of the state, is both illegal and an affront on the rule of law. In a press statement released by the Force spokesman, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi.
According to him,“The IGP warned that attacks on police officers and men in the line of duty would no longer be tolerated under whatever guise, as the Force holds the lives of its personnel sacrosanct”.
“Consequently, the IGP has directed all Police Commands and Formations to ensure that individuals who engage in assault on police officers, irrespective of preceding factors, are made to face the full wrath of the law via swift prosecution in courts of competent jurisdiction”.
“The Inspector-General of Police while reiterating the commitment of the Force to ensuring protection of lives and property, stressed the importance of according respect to the fundamental rights of Police officers and other security operatives, in order to enable them advance their sacred mandate of serving and protecting the citizens better and maintenance of law and order”