The Inspector General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase, has directed that all security personnel of financial and multinational companies who use police uniforms should cease to wear such uniforms from January 1, 2016.
The directive is coming on the heels of allegations that the personnel of the affected companies have been abusing the privilege by engaging in unscrupulous acts.
A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Acting ACP Olabisi Kolawole said, “The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Solomon Arase has directed Companies using Super-numerary Police (SPY) nationwide to stop the use of Police uniform for their operations on or before 1st January, 2016.
“The IGP gave this directive at a meeting with Security Managers of Companies using SPY Police for their internal security.
“He noted this measure being part of his administration’s renewed crime fighting strategy, is aimed at curtailing the activities of criminally minded persons who disguise in police uniform to perpetuate their nefarious activities.
“However, he has approved the use of a newly designed grey and black trouser as the new uniform to be worn by spy police officers nationwide.”