The Nigerian Police Force Public Relations Officer, FPRO, Jimoh Moshood has debunked reports makings the rounds that the officers who arrested billionaire kidnap kingpin, Onwuamadike Chukwudubem alias Evans, would be promoted.
Moshood, who spoke to journalists on Friday, said there is currently no plan on ground or any decision reached to promote the officers who participated in the arrest of.
Evans, believed to be Nigeria’s most dreaded kidnapper, was arrested two weeks ago by men of the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris’ Intelligent Response Team, IRT led by Assistant Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari.
Following the successful operation by the officers, reports emerged that the IGP had ordered the promotion of the officers that participated in the apprehension of the deadly criminal.
But reacting to the report, the FPRO said the news of the promotion was the figment of the writer’s imagination, adding that there was no such arrangement on ground.
Also reacting to the report that the IG had actually promoted the officers within his capacity from the rank and file, Moshood said that nothing about any promotion for any officers has been made known to him.
“If such decision was made, I will be the one to make it public.
“If the Inspector General or the Police Force wants to promote officers that performed gallantly, it’s a good move to encourage them, but there’s nothing of such for now. I’m telling you authoritatively that there’s nothing like that.” he said.
By Bright Bassey