The Inspector-General of Police, Ogbonna Onovo, has warned movie producers to desist from depicting the police in a negative manner by using police uniforms to dramatise their trade.
Mr. Onovo in a statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, Emmanuel Ojukwu, expressed dismay that many artistes continued to use police uniforms and those of other security agencies to dramatise their trade, “without due authorisation and in flagrant disobedience of the law”.
“Of recent, movie producers, actors, actresses, musicians and comedians have resorted to the use of these uniforms and accoutrements in manners that are lewd, immoral and offensive, contrary to the discipline expected of the police and other security agencies,” Onovo observed.
The Nigeria Police, he stated, seriously frowns at the tendencies of artists at ridiculing and scandalising the organisation, stating that henceforth “the users will be arrested and prosecuted and the offensive products will be impounded.”
He reminded those concerned that “the police is the police of Nigeria for Nigeria” adding that “any minus on the organisation is a minus on us all”.