IGP Suspends Edo PCRC Chairperson For Wearing Police Uniform - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Wednesday, March 16, 2022

IGP Suspends Edo PCRC Chairperson For Wearing Police Uniform

| The Daily Crucible | Thursday, March 17, 2022

The Police authority has suspended  Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) Chairperson for Edo State Police Command, Mrs. Helen Atekha Odemwingie, for unlawful use of the Force's uniforms.

The Force equally decried the illegal use of police uniforms, kits and accoutrements by non-police individuals and groups.

The suspension came on the heels of a trending picture of the PCRC chairperson and other members at a function at the Edo State Police Command, wherein the PCRC members were seen wearing black uniforms similar to that of the Nigeria Police Force, with accompanying insignias and various inscriptions. 

The authority said that the act contravened the provisions of section 214(1) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) and section 101 of the Police Act, 2020.

Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a release quoted the IGP as warning that any individual who adorns themselves illegally in police uniforms, would be made to face the full wrath of the law.

 Similarly, the IGP also ordered the police disciplinary units particularly the Force Provost Marshal, the IGP X-Squad and Monitoring Unit to clampdown on persons who engage in the illegal sales of police uniforms, kits and accoutrements, outside of police approved stores and the office of the Quartermaster. 

In the same vein, the Inspector-General of Police has further directed the Force Public Relations Officer to meet and collaborate with members of the Guild of Actors in Nigeria to improve partnership to ensure proper use of police uniforms, kits and accoutrements in their movies/skits.

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