The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris on Tuesday said he did not order the raid on the residence of Chief Edwin Clark.
According to the Nation, the Force also said they were unaware of the raid on the Abuja residence of the Elder Statesman. The Police also said the IG has ordered the immediate detention of the four policemen and the informant involved in the raid.
The Force Spokesman, Ag. DCP Jimoh Moshood in a statement in Abuja also stated that the IG has asked the IGP Monitoring Unit to investigate the raid.
The statement reads: “The attention of the Nigeria Police Force has been drawn to a report on vanguard online publication of 4th September, 2018 credited to one Henry Umoru claiming that the Police on Tuesday raided the Abuja residence of Federal Commissioner for Information and South South Leader, Chief Edwin Clark.
“The Force wishes to categorically state that, the Inspector General of Police is not aware and did not order the raid of the residence of the Elder Statesman, Chief Edwin Clark as claimed by the writer of the story.
“Consequently, the Inspector General of Police has directed the detention and investigation of the four Police personnel and the informant involved.” The Force promised that the outcome of the investigation will be made public.
Moshood also stated that the Force would not condone any form of misconduct by its personnel.
“Notwithstanding, the facts that on daily basis the Nigeria Police Force across the Country receives information from members of the public which were promptly used to prevent and detect crimes and Criminalities, the Force will not condone misconduct by any of its personnel that can run contrary to the rule of law.”