IGP Idris claims ‘transmission’ video was ‘doctored’

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The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has denied the authenticity of the now viral video in which he had an embarrassing struggle to read from a prepared speech.

The video was taken during Idris’ Kano visit on Monday to commission the Force Technical Intelligence Unit.

A footage taken as the police chief was reading from a prepared speech at the event showed him struggling to pronounce words. It surfaced on the Internet Wednesday afternoon.

The video was “doctored’, Idris said in a live interaction with Nigerians on Twitter Thursday afternoon.

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Asked about the incident, the police through its official handle, @PoliceNG, responded, “Thank you for your question. Yes it was doctored. #AskThePolice”.

Some have claimed that the video was doctored including presidential aide, Abike Dabiri. Others have however mocked the IGP for being inarticulate.

They went further to challenge the police chief to produce an authentic copy to counter the version in circulation.

Joe Abah, a former head of the Bureau of Public Service Reforms, provided another angle to the development. He said Idris might be suffering from dyslexia.


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