IGP orders actors’ arrest over use of uniform.

The Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, has decried the unauthorised sale and use of police uniform by actors and skit makers.

The IGP also ordered the arrest and prosecution of actors and skit makers over unauthorised and illegal possession of police uniforms.

The Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi in a statement frowned at the demeaning manner in which movie makers and skit makers portray the Police institution in their movies and skits, using the police uniform without recourse to the provision of Section 251 of the Criminal Code law, and Section 133 of the Penal Code Law which criminalise such unauthorised use with accompanying necessary sanctions.

The IGP charged all commands and formations, the IGP Monitoring Unit, Provost marshals and X-Squad, to arrest and immediately prosecute, in accordance with the law.