…After apologizing to the Elderly statesman***
The Nigeria Police Force may have decided to arraign the 45 year old informant, Ismail Yakubu in court, to deter others, for giving false information to the police which led to carrying out a search on Chief Edwin Clark’s Abuja residence.
The force Spokesman, Acting DCP Jimoh Moshood highlighted this on Wednesday, in Abuja while presenting the informant to newsmen, even as he confirmed that the Force had also apologized to the elderly Statesman.
Four policemen had on Tuesday illegally carried out a search on the Abuja residence of Clark following information from Yakubu. The timely response while being commended has also raise the importance of search warrant to the fore.
The Force Spokesman posited that the officer who led the team had been queried while the other three were currently undergoing orderly room trial.
The officers are: ASP David Domnic; Insp. Godwin Musa; Insp. Sada Abubakar and Insp. Yabo Paul.
Moshood added that any police officer carrying out the execution of search warrant must follow the laid down procedures within the law.
“Where such is not followed, such officer must be made to face the consequences of violating the rule of law,” he said, stressing that the police had the statutory right to execute a duly obtained search warrant in any premises where it had actionable intelligence.
Speaking with newsmen, Yakubu, who is from Waru Village in FCT, said he gave the information to the police based on patriotism as a Nigerian, especially after learning while in a taxi along Haile Salesie street , Asokoro, that a white colour Hilux van loaded with arms was entering the residence of Clark.
“I don’t think I have done anything wrong to have reported the matter to the police,” he said.