No fewer than 60 prominent Nigerians, including billionaire businessman, Emeka Offor; former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode; former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, Christ Embassy, some clerics and companies across the country would be stripped of their police escorts next week, AbujaCityJournal can authoritatively confirmed.
According to a directive given by the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, which ordered that police escorts attached to 60 individuals, corporate and religious bodies, be withdrawn immediately, the IG has further directed some senior officers across the country to submit a report confirming compliance not later than November 10.
Others affected by the directive are; Think Nigeria First Initiative, Uche Sylva International, Stanel Groups, KYC Holding, Sen Lado Yakubu and Amb. Yuguda Bashir. Others are; Uche Chukwu, Sen. Boroface Ajayi, Mutiu Nicholas, Sen. Tokunbo Afikuyomi, Edozie Madu, David Adesanya, Chris Giwa, Chief Godwin Ekpo, Chief Pius Akinyelure and others.
The directive was contained in a letter with reference no. CB: 4001/IGP.SEC/ABJ/VOL.116/32 dated November 4, addressed to Commissioners of Police, Police Mobile Force, Special Protection Unit and all Commissioners of Police in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory by the IG.
It was reported that many dignitaries were still
going around with their police security despite the withdrawal of the personnel by the IG during the #EndSARS protests.
The police boss had in a police wireless message dated October 21, 2020, addressed to all state Commissioners of Police ordered them to immediately withdraw the personnel attached to individuals, warning that “any commander who violates this order will bear the consequences.”
But in the latest directive signed by the Principal Staff Officer to the IGP, DCP Idowu Owohunwa on November 4, the police listed the names of VIPs affected by the withdrawal of orderlies.
The letter titled, ‘Immediate withdrawal of police personnel attached to unentitled corporate entities/individuals,’ read in part, “The attention of the IGP has been drawn to the fact that the police personnel attached to the corporate bodies and personalities are yet to be withdrawn despite extant directives to that effect.
“In line with the subsisting order, the IG directs that you withdraw all the PMF, SPU, CTU, or conventional police operations attached to the affected companies or individuals in any of their locations across the country with immediate effect.”