#Edwin Clark: Police releases names of officers who illegally raided home of Niger Delta elder
The Nigeria Police Force, on Wednesday, released the names of the officers who illegally raided the Abuja residence of Edwin Clark, the leader of the Pan-Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF.
Recall that some police officers had on Tuesday invaded Clark’s Abuja residence to allegedly “search for weapons.”
However, the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, denied ordering his men for the operation.
But, the Force spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood said the police was misled by an informant that there were illicit items at Clark’s residence.
Moshood said the officers who carried out the unauthorised search are likely to be punished for their action, while the informant would be arraigned in court shortly.
He said, “Three police inspectors are currently facing orderly room trial, while an assistant superintendent has been queried.”
The names of those who carried out the illegal action include David Dominic (an Assistant Superintendent of Police who presumably led the team); Godwin Musa, Sada Abubakar and Yabo Paul (all Inspectors).
Moshood noted that the police have powers to search any home in the country, but said such actions have guidelines.
“Where any officer fails to comply with the procedure in the course of executing a warrant, such an officer must be made to face the consequences of violating the rule of law,” Moshood said.