‘Stop hiring illegal escorts,’ Police warn individuals, organizations

The police also urged interested individuals to submit their applications for special protection to the Inspector-General of Police for approval to avoid abuse of the process by miscreants.

The Inspector General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase.

The Nigerian Police Force has warned individuals and organizations in the country to stop hiring police escorts illegally.

This was contained in a statement released by the force on Thursday, July 23, 2015.

It reads:

It has come to the notice of the Police High Command that some corporate bodies and individuals have taken the illegal route of hiring police personnel for their services.

A recent case is that of an oil services company that hired a dismissed Police Officer, who in turn procured miscreants, dressed them in what looked like Police uniform and armed them to serve the company.

It is the duty of the Nigeria Police Force to warn the public of the dangers inherent in this unlawful practice. The Special Protection Unit of the Force is available and equipped to meet the special protection needs of corporate bodies and individuals. Those interested are to route their application to the Inspector-General of Police for approval.

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