- Clark threatens legal action
- IGP reacts
The Abuja residence of elder statesman, Edwin Clark, was on Tuesday raided by the Police.
The security operatives stormed the residence in two police vans in search of weapons at about 12:30 pm.
However, no weapons were found at the end of their search.
Clark described the raid as embarrassing, adding that he will take the matter up legally.
Inspector General of Police Reacts
The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris has reacted to the raid of the Abuja residence of elder statesman Edwin Clark, ordering the arrest of the police officers involved.
The IGP in a statement signed on Tuesday by the Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, said he is not aware of the raid of Clark’s residence.
According to the statement, the IGP has therefore ordered the detention of the police officers involved in the raid.
“The Force wishes to categorically state that, the Inspector General of Police is not aware and did not order the raid of the residence of the Elder Statesman, Chief Edwin Clark as claimed.
“Consequently, the Inspector General of Police has directed the detention and investigation of the four personnel and the informant involved.
“The outcome of the investigation will definitely be made public,” the statement read in part.
He added that the Nigeria Police Force will not condone misconduct by any of its personnel that can run contrary to the rule of law.
Clark Threatens Legal Action
Meanwhile, Elder statesman, Edwin Clark has threatened to take legal action over the raid of his home.
The officers allegedly from a unit called the IGP’s Special Tactical Squad, stormed his residence in Abuja, with a warrant to search for weapons.
Giving an account of the incident, Clark said, “At about 12:30 pm when they came to me that policemen were waiting for me, I asked, what for? They said they had a warrant to search my house. I asked them to come in.
“Some were outside and I learned they came with two vans.
“I asked them, do you know me? I am an old man going to 92, I have been a Federal Minister of Information, been a senator and you think that I’m piling weapons?
“I told them to go ahead with their search. They searched all the rooms but found nothing. They wrote their report and asked three of my people to sign and they left”, he said.
Clarke described the incident as an embarrassment stressing, however, that he would not be intimidated by anyone.
“This is a total embarrassment but nobody can intimidate me. They said they are from the IGP’s Special Tactical Squad. Well, I have consulted my lawyers,” he stated.
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