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IGP prohibits use of POS machines in Police stations & facilities nationwide

IGP prohibits use of POS machines in Police stations & facilities nationwide


IGP prohibit use of POS machines in Police stations & facilities nationwide


The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun has prohibited the use of Point-of-Sale (POS) machines & other mobile money transaction devices within police stations & facilities nationwide.


The Force PRO, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a statement said the NPF cited public concerns regarding alleged illicit transactions and collusion between POS operators and certain police personnel as the rationale behind the ban.


“The Nigeria Police Force, following public outcry on alleged illegal and illicit transactions through point-of-sale (POS) machine operators and connivance with certain police operatives, hereby reiterates the ban on the utilisation of POS machines and other electronic mobile money transaction devices within police stations and other police facilities nationwide.


The IGP warns that any vi%lation of this ban will attract severe sanctions on the leadership of the affected commands and formations.

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