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…By Larry John for TDPel Media. The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has vehemently denied allegations that it deducted a sports levy from its officers, denouncing the publication as mischievous and a deliberate attempt to tarnish the long-standing tradition and integrity of the police.

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Background and Complaints by Officers

A recent online publication highlighted complaints made by some officers of the police force regarding the alleged extortion of millions of naira from their salaries for the Inspector General of Police (IGP).

These officers claimed that the deductions from their June salaries, ranging from N500 to N5000, were labeled as the IGP’s sports levy.

Additionally, some officers asserted that the deduction amounts varied depending on their rank and that the total sum deducted was significant due to the large number of officers affected.

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Response from Police Authorities

In response to the allegations, the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, promptly issued a statement refuting the claims made in the report.

He asserted that the report was baseless and misleading.

Explanation of Sports Levy and Approval Process

CSP Adejobi clarified that the deduction attributed to the new Acting IGP was approved several months prior to his appointment.

He emphasized that the Nigeria Police Force Sports has been primarily funded through an annual deduction, which has been in place for a considerable period and was officially consolidated in 2003.

Furthermore, the deduction credited to the Acting IGP had received approval before his assumption of the role.

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Denouncement of Sensationalism and Disinformation

The police statement criticized the attempt to sensationalize this longstanding annual practice and link it exclusively to the current Inspector General of Police.

Such actions were deemed not only mischievous but also a disservice to the established facts.

The statement highlighted the intention of those spreading this disinformation to mislead the public, distort the truth, and create unnecessary mischief.

Call for Verification and Disregard of Malicious Publication

The Nigeria Police Force strongly urged the public and media outlets to verify information before spreading baseless claims that aim to tarnish the image of the police.

They encouraged well-meaning Nigerians to disregard the malicious publication and emphasized the importance of seeking accurate and reliable sources of information.

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