The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu said he has directed his legal team to commence legal actions against Sahara Reporters.
This followed a report by the online publication that Adamu spent N2billion lobbying influential Nigerians to secure a tenure extension for one year.
The paper even claimed that the money was a waste, as the IGP only secured a three month extension.
But in a reaction, the Police High Command described the report as untrue, unfounded, defamatory and libellous.
“The Force wishes to state categorically that the extension of service of the IGP was strictly the prerogative of the President and was never paid for as maliciously reported in the publication”, said Police spokesman Commissioner Frank Mba.
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“The insinuations also by Sahara Reporters that the IGP did not “celebrate” his extension smacks of ignorance and a pathetic misplacement of priority. The extension does not call for merry-making or celebration but a time for more work, rededication to duty and selfless service to the nation.
“The IGP, while assuring the nation of an unwavering commitment by the Force under his leadership, to improved service delivery, safety and security of the citizenry, enjoins members of the public to disregard and discountenance the publication by Sahara Reporters as evidently untrue and unfounded.
“The IGP is undistracted and the Force remains motivated and committed to delivering on its mandate, especially the task of neutralizing current and emerging internal security threats”, Mba added.
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