IGP Bans Illegal Possession, Sale Of Police Uniforms, Accoutrements

By Adadainfo

The Nigeria Police Force, Sunday, banned unauthorised possession and use of police uniforms and accoutrements by some individuals, movies and skit makers, as well as the illegal sale of police materials and accoutrements by traders.

CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, force PRO, stated this in a release.

The release read, “The IGP frowns at the manner in which movie makers and skit makers portray the police institution in their movies and skits, using the police uniforms without recourse to the provision of Section 251 of the Criminal Code law, and Section 133 of the Penal Code Law which criminalises such unauthorised use with accompanying necessary sanctions.

“The IGP therefore charged all commands and formations, the IGP monitoring unit, provost marshals and X-squad, to arrest and immediately prosecute, in accordance with the law, all persons or group of persons engaging in the illegal sales of police uniforms and accoutrements within their jurisdictions, while film or skit makers who portray the Nigeria Police Force officers in bad light, without applying for, and being duly issued a permit letter for such portrayals, to desist with immediate effect or face the full wrath of the law.

“The IGP reiterates the commitment of the force to guarantee compliance with law, as the force PRO has been charged with the task of ensuring prompt authorisation for all applications for approvals of usage of police items in movies, in tandem with the extant laws and which will portray good values, impress positively on the Nigerian public, add value to our system, provide police officers with modern innovations to actively carry out policing duties and on-screen role models who would influence their lives and career; and consequently improve security mechanisms in Nigeria.”

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