The police yesterday reiterated the ban on the use of Point-of-Sale (POS) machines and other electronic mobile money transaction devices within stations and other police facilities nationwide to check illegal and illicit transactions.
The emphasis followed public outcry on the alleged complicity of some police operatives in shady use of such mobile money platforms.

A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, FPRO, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said the ban was aimed at preserving the integrity and security of police operations; forestall perceived corrupt practices, clear the commands/formations of possible criminal intrusion under such guises and maintain discipline within the Force.

The IGP, Adejobi said, urged all officers and personnel to comply with the directive without exception, warning that any police officer or POS operator found contravening the order, or conniving to conduct illicit financial transactions would face appropriate disciplinary and criminal action in accordance with extant laws and regulations.

He said the command/formation leadership would equally be held responsible.

March 5, 2024

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