THE Nigerian Police Force has ordered the indefinite suspension of Edo State Chairperson, Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC), Mrs Helen Atekha Odemwingie for wearing Police uniform to a function.
The Force equally decried the illegal use of police uniforms, kits and accoutrements by non-police individuals and groups.
The suspension was coming on the heels of a trending picture of the PCRC chairperson and other members at a function, held at the Edo State Police Command, wherein the PCRC members were seen wearing black uniforms similar to that of the Nigeria Police Force, with accompanying insignias and various inscriptions.
The Ag Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.
It has been noted that the act contravenes the provisions of section 214(1) of the Constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) and section 101 of the Police Act, 2020.
In line with the extant law, the IGP thereby warned that henceforth, any individual, who adorns himself illegally in police uniform, will be made to face the full wrath of the law.
Similarly, the IGP ordered the police disciplinary units particularly the Force Provost Marshal, the IGP X-Squad and Monitoring Unit to clampdown on persons, who engage in the illegal sales of police uniforms, kits and accoutrements, outside of police approved stores and the office of the Quartermaster.