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IGP bans POS machines at police stations



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The Nigeria Police Force has banned the use of point-of-sale, POS machines, and other electronic mobile money transaction devices from all stations and other police facilities nationwide.

The Force spokesman, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said in a statement on Monday that the decision came as a result of public outcry over alleged illegal and illicit transactions through POS within police formations.

The statement noted that the ban was aimed at preserving the integrity and security of police operations and preventing perceived corrupt practices.

The Force PRO also said the purpose of the ban was to clear the Commands/Formations of possible criminal intrusion under such  guise.

He stated that despite previous directives, “it has come to the attention of the Force leadership that some commands and formations continue to flout this regulation.

“As such, the IGP warns that any violation of this ban will attract severe sanctions on the leadership of the affected commands and formations”.