NPF SPORTS LEVY: Ag. IGP EGBETOKUN DIDN’T START ANNUAL DEDUCTIONS, IT’S ‘BEEN IN FORCE FROM TIME IMMEMORIAL’ – POLICE PRO, ADEJOBI • Debunks media report
By Oki Samson, Trek Africa Newspaper
The Force PRO of Nigeria Police Force, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi yesterday reacted and debunks the news making rounds that the deductions made by Nigeria Police to shore up the NPF Sports Fund was started by the acting IGP Olukayode Adeolu Egbetokun. He told National Association of Online Security News Publishers, NAOSNP that the practice has been in place way before the acting IGP’s appointment.
CSP Adejobi thus informed the public that the practice has been in existence from time immemorial, was consolidated in 2003 and reviewed in 2012. His press statement e-signed and released to NAOSNP states: ‘Following the recent spread of disinformation with regards to the NPF sports levy deduction by some sections of the media, the Nigeria Police Force vehemently wishes to clarify that these claims are baseless and misleading, calculated to deceive the public and rubbish the integrity of the Force.’
‘In as much as the Force does not intend to dignify the unprofessionalism and falsehood of the media outlets, it has however become rife to correct the baseless and misleading news publication aimed at maligning the person and integrity of the Acting Inspector General of Police, IGP Olukayode Adeolu Egbetokun, PhD., NPM, with regards to the Police Annual Sports Levy deduction.’
‘The Nigeria Police Force Sports is primarily funded by an annual deduction which has been in force from time immemorial; and it was consolidated in the year 2003, and reviewed by the management of the Force in the year 2012. More so, the deduction credited to the new Acting IGP was approved some months before his appointment’, NAOSNP gathered.
CSP Muyiwa Adejobi then warned frivolous pressmen, ‘Attempting to sensationalize this longstanding annual practice and personalizing it to the current Inspector General of Police is not only mischievous but a disservice to the above stated facts. It is evident that the purveyors of this disinformation are poised to mislead the public by distorting the truth and creating unnecessary mischief. The Force, therefore, strongly urges the public and media outlets to verify information and desist from spreading baseless claims calculated at tarnishing the image of the Nigeria Police Force while encouraging well-meaning Nigerians to discountenance the malicious publication.’