The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has apologised to elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark over an unauthorised raid carried out by some policemen on his house in Abuja.
The policemen were said to have searched Clark’s Asokoro residence for arms and ammunition for about two hours, but found nothing.
A team led by the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Habila Joshak visited Clark on Tuesday night and apologszed to the octogenarian on behalf of the police boss.
Force spokesman, Jimoh Moshood in a statement insisted that Idris was not aware of the Tuesday raid on Clark’s residence by the policemen who were said to have been detained over the unauthorized search.
It said, “The IG did not authorize the search and has therefore sent a delegation of senior police officers led by DIG Joshak along with some Commissioners of Police who visited Chief Edwin Clark and apologized on behalf of the Nigeria Police Force and the IGP for the misconduct of the said police personnel and the attendant embarrassment the search has caused to the elder statesman and his family.
“The delegation was received by Chief Edwin Clark and the apology was accepted by him.”
Moshood explained that the IG had ordered a probe of the four policemen involved in the raid, adding that they would be tried in accordance with the Force Disciplinary Procedures before appropriate punishments are meted out to them.
“The IGP has directed the immediate parade of the informant on Wednesday (Today) in the presence of the press and the public, before his prompt arraignment and prosecution in court,” he added.