IGP withdraws police escorts from Fani-Kayode, Shina Peller, 58 others

IGP Mohammed Adamu

Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu has ordered the immediate withdrawal of police personnel attached to former aviation minister Femi Fani-Kayode, federal legislator Shina Peller among others.

Religious organisations such as Christ Embassy and corporate firms like Think Nigeria First Initiative, Uche Sylva International, Stanel Groups, KYC Holding are also included.

The directive affected 60 entities – corporate and individuals – including former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal; Sen Lado Yakubu, Amb. Yuguda Bashir, Uche Chukwu, Sen. Boroface Ajayi, Mutiu Nicholas, Sen. Tokunbo Afikuyomi, Edozie Madu, David Adesanya, Chris Giwa, Godwin Ekpo and Pius Akinyelure.

The order was contained in a letter with reference no.CB: 4001/IGP.SEC/ABJ/VOL.116/32 dated November 4, addressed to all commissioners of police, police mobile force and special protection unit.

The police boss had issued a similar order in October but influential individuals held on to their police escorts.

But in the latest directive signed by the IGP’s principal staff officer Idowu Owohunwa on November 4, the police listed the names of VIPs affected by the withdrawal of orderlies.

Part of the letter read: “The attention of the IGP has been drawn to the fact that the police personnel attached to the corporate bodies and personalities are yet to be withdrawn despite extant directives to that effect.

“In line with the subsisting order, the IG directs that you withdraw all the PMF, SPU, CTU, or conventional police operations attached to the affected companies or individuals in any of their locations across the country with immediate effect.”

The IG further directed the senior officers to submit a report confirming compliance not later than November 10.