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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Edwin Clark: Why Police IG Should Be Sacked – Ex-APC Spokesman, Timi Frank



Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Timi Frank, on Wednesday said the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, should be sacked over Tuesday’s illegal invasion and search of the Abuja residence of Niger Delta elder, Edwin Clark by the police.

Recall that some police officers had on Tuesday invaded Clark’s Abuja residence to allegedly “search for weapons.”
However, the Force spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood apologised and denied knowledge of the incident.
But, reacting, Frank said Idris has shown lack of capacity and disrespect for the constitution and flagrant disregard to the rule of law in handling the affairs of the security agency.
He noted that, “Nigerians are tired of a trial and error of the Inspector General of Police.
Frank said despite the apology, the police boss has shown he was not fully in charge of the Nigeria Police Force.
The statement reads, “This latest siege on the premises of Pa Clark must be thoroughly investigated and culprits made to face the law, or we will be at liberty to conclude that a plot to finally eliminate Chief Clark is at a full-blown stage as anything short of the IG’s sack will be seen as a nod by his paymasters to carry on with his nefarious acts.
“The activities of the Nigeria Police in recent times has left everyone wondering if indeed this is the same police saddled with the responsibility to “Serving and Protect” all Nigerian citizens.
“The modus operandi of this administration in clamping down and arm-twisting perceived opposition figures in the country has become one too many as Nigerians are now feeling perpetually under siege.
“To buttress this assertion, the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, only recently ordered a review the activities of the FSARS – an arm of the police – that had become a living nightmare for law abiding citizens.
“Furthermore, this unwarranted police assault on Chief Clark is an attack on the Ijaw Nation, aimed at stereotyping, embarrassing and nationally shaming the Ijaw People.
“The disdain and bad blood exhibited by this administration towards other minority tribes in the country is the worst since independence, and all well-meaning Nigerians must rise to condemn and resist it.”

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