The Katsina State Police Command has set the record straight concerning the posting of its Public Relations Officer (PPRO), a Chief Superintendent of Police, Isah Gambo, stressing that the posting was an elevation and not a condemnation.

The Force spokesman, Muyiwa Adejobi, explained that the recent elevation of the former PPRO Katsina, CSP Isah Gambo, to the office of the PPRO Zone 14 Katsina due to his very recent well-deserved promotion to the rank of Chief Superintendent of Police.

He added: “It is the Force’s policy to post Police Public Relations Officers on the basis of rank so as to ensure the proper application of oversight and supervisory functions in line with the Police hierarchical structure.

“The Zonal Command Headquarters exercises supervisory functions over State Commands within their jurisdiction hence the Zones are headed by Assistant Inspectors-General of Police, and the states by Commissioners of Police. Similarly, State Command PPROs are usually ASPs and DSPs, and SPs in some cases while Zonal Command PPROs are usually SPs and CSPs except in very rare situations. This situation has played out in Imo State Command, and more recently in Zamfara and Abia States.

“The case in point and which is the basis of the misinformation being peddled with regards to the former Katsina State PPRO as reported on TikTok and other social media platforms by one Ruqayya Jibia, has been investigated and found to be baseless and unfounded.

“Additional investigations are ongoing to determine the culpability or otherwise of Miss Ruqayya’s actions for further necessary legal actions in line with the extant laws of the land.

“The Nigeria Police, therefore, warns peddlers of this deliberate misinformation targeted at maligning the credibility of the Katsina State Command in particular, and the Nigeria Police Force, in general, to desist as such step runs foul of the law. Well-meaning members of the public are equally advised to discountenance the falsehood being peddled.”

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