From Molly Kilete, Abuja
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has debunked reports making the rounds that he claimed he was free to have an affair with any policewoman.
Idris, in a statement issued in Abuja, while reacting to an online publication, said the story was a “pure fabrication and fake news”.
The IGP, in the statement signed by the Force Public Relations Offucer, Jimoh Moshood, said what the IGP stated in his report submitted to the National Assembly, was that “no law stops a police officer in service from marrying another police officer or an officer cadre.”
According to the statement, “This story credited to Punch Online is untrue and unfounded, pure fabrication and a fake news.
“It is a mischievous attempt to mislead and misinform members of the public and as well cast aspersions on the person and hard-earned reputation of the Inspector-General of Police Ibrahim K. Idris.
“What the IGP said in the document submitted to the Senate ad hoc committee investigating the spurious allegation against the IGP is that no law stops a police officer in service from marrying another police officer on an officer cadre.
“He never said ‘I’m free to have romantic affairs with policewomen. Members of the public are implored to disregard and discountenance the story in its entirety.
“The Inspector-General of Police remains undistracted.” The statement added.