We Are Not In Support Of IGP's Tenure Elongation - Police Service Commission
By Chinedu Echianu in Abuja
The Police Service Commission has denied an online publication in Supremenewsng.com which claimed that the Commission endorsed the tenure elongation of the current Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba.
The online publication in a supposed interview with AIG Lawal Bawa retired, Honourable Commissioner in the Commission representing the Police, stated that the PSC Commissioner confirmed that the Commission "is not against the extension of the tenure of the Inspector General of Police". It went further to quote the Honourable Commissioner; "If the IGP feels that it will affect effective monitoring of the elections, let him write to the President for their extension, We (PSC) have no objection"
However, a statement signed by Ikechukwu Ani, Head, Press and Public Relations at the PSC said the Honourable Commissioner has since denied making such statement, stressing that he was obviously misquoted.
According to him, he told the online publication that it was the prerogative of Mr. President to decide.
The Commission thereby stated that it has not endorsed any tenure elongation for the current Inspector General of Police, adding that the Commission was never contacted on the subject at any time.
It noted that it will always commit itself to the letters and spirit of the laws of the land and will not at any time support or encourage any attempt to subvert it.
The Commission appealed to the media to avoid unnecessary sensationalism in an attempt to attract huge readership.