Police confirm inviting Bisola, Timi Dakolo, say ‘not warrant of arrest’

The Nigeria Police Force has confirmed that it  indeed served official invitation letters on Bisola and Timi Dakolo.

A statement by DCP Frank Mba, Force Public Relations Officer, Abuja Saturday night said that, “The Nigeria Police Force  is confirming that its operatives today, 20th July, 2019 served official Invitation Letters on Bisola and Timi Dakolo. The invitation is sequel to an on-going police investigation touching on the wider and highly publicized case involving Bisola Dakolo, Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo and others. 

Mba however said “It is important however to note that a Police Invitation Letter is not synonymous with a Warrant of Arrest, and must not be construed to be one. Rather, it is a polite investigative tool used in eliciting information voluntarily from parties to aid police investigations.  

He advised members of the public should see it as a legitimate act in line with the constitutional mandate of the police, which among other things include the investigation of all complaints brought before it. 

According to Mba, the Inspector General of Police, IGP MA Adamu NPM, mni has appealed for calm, and is reassuring Nigerians that the Police Force under his watch will remain professional, impartial and unreservedly committed to the pursuit of justice in this case and all other cases before it.”

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