The Inspector General of police, Idris Abubakar has ordered the arrest and detention of the four police officers who invaded the home of elder statesman, Edwin Clark on Tuesday afternoon.
The four officers invaded the home of the former minister of information after presenting search warrants.
But in a statement, shortly after the news of the invasion was made public, Jimoh Moshood, the police spokesman, said that the invasion by the officer’s policemen was not approved by the authorities.
According to Moshood, four police officers were involved in the raid.
He said, “The Inspector General of Police has directed the detention and investigation of the Four (4) Police personnel and the informant involved. The outcome of the investigation will definitely be made public.”
“Notwithstanding, the facts that on daily basis the Nigeria Police Force across the Country receives information from members of the public which were promptly used to prevent and detect crimes and Criminalities, the Force will not condone misconduct by any of its personnel that can run contrary to the rule of law.”
Chief Edwin Clark had earlier told newsmen he was not informed ahead of the operation by police authorities, and that nothing incriminating was found in his house.