BREAKING: IGP Bans Use of POS Machines in Stations, Gives Reason

Mar 5, 2024 | Uncategorized


  • Police IG, Kayode Egbetokun, has ordered the stoppage of electronic mobile money transaction devices within police stations and other police facilities nationwide
  • Egbetokun issued this directive following allegations of illegal and illicit transactions of POS machine operators with certain police operatives
  • Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the spokesperson for the Nigeria Police Force confirmed the development through a statement and disclosed how public concerns informed the ban

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

Kayode Egbetokun, the inspector-general of police (IGP), has prohibited the use of point-of-sale (POS) machines “within the premises of police stations and facilities” across the country.

Kayode Egbetokun, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), point-of-sale (POS) terminal machines, police stations
The Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, has clampdown on POS operators in Nigeria, citing public concerns.
Photo credit: Nigeria Police Force, POS AGENT BANKING GROUP
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As reported by The Cable, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the Force spokesperson, announced the ban in a statement on Monday, March 4.

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Why did IGP ban the use of POS in police stations nationwide?

Adejobi said the directive also includes “other electronic mobile money transaction devices”.

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The Force spokesperson added that the development was prompted by “public outcry on alleged illegal and illicit transactions through POS machine operators and connivance with certain police operatives”.

As reported by BusinessDay, Adejobi noted that the ban is aimed at “forestalling perceived corrupt practices” and “maintaining discipline within the Force”.

“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 utilization of POS machines and other electronic mobile money transaction devices within police stations and other police facilities nationwide,” the statement reads.

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Woman arrested for distributing fake currency through POS business

In a recent development, Legit.ng reported that a 46-year-old woman, Oluwayemisi Oludare was arrested by the police in Lagos state for allegedly distributing counterfeit currencies, through a Point of Sale business in the state.

Oluwayemisi disclosed that she got the fake currencies from her husband, Olamilekan to distribute inside the Oluwole market in Lagos.

The couple alongside retired Colonel, Ilelabayo Johnson, and a 35-year-old Adeniyi Quadri were arrested by the Zone 2 Command in Onikan, Lagos.

The suspects were said to have been distributing the fake currencies to Bureau De Change operators both in Nigeria and Cameroun and through POS services in Nigeria.

Source: Legit.ng



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