The Police Force Public Relations Officer, Prince Olumuyiwa Adejobi, has stated that the deployment of police officers to individuals will be “reviewed and regularized.”
This was stated in a tweet on Wednesday in response to a viral video showing an unidentified VIP being escorted on foot by no less than seven armed Mobile Policemen.
The Police PRO’s statement was in response to a Twitter account with the name Oluyemi Fasipe, who posted the video requesting to know who the man in the video was and why he had so many policemen securing him.
In his response, Adejobi condemned the act which he described as “Disgusting”. He also promised to fish out the Policemen in the video and bring them to book.
The statement read: “This is condemned. We will fish out these men. It’s even disgusting. We have set up a committee to look into the process of withdrawing our PMF/tactical men from such services and use them for the announced Quick Intervention Squad.
“Deployment of policemen to individuals will surely be reviewed and regularised. When the committee submits its report, the Ag. IGP will act as fast as possible to implement the policy. We need more men to police than guard individual Nigerians.
“We can assure Nigerians of a better policing system in no distant time.”