The Nigerian Police Force has reacted to the viral video of the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, struggling to read a speech at an event in Kano.
In the footage, IGP Idris, who was in Kano on Monday to commission the Police Technical Intelligence unit in the state, stammered consistently as he struggled to pronounce words.
After failed attempt to get his speech right, he apologised to his audience.
However, the clip stirred up reactions online as some Nigerians described the development as ’embarrassing and a shame to Nigerian Police Force’.
In a tweet via @PoliceNG the official and verified handle of the Nigerian Police, the Police authorities told a Twitter user who sought a clarification over the trending video, that the video was doctored.
I saw a video yesterday on social media about the Inspector General of Police not able to read his own speech. Some of us suspect it is a doctored video, can you clarify that please?
— Dr Adekola Adewale (@olajidenigeria) May 17, 2018
Thank you for your question. Yes it was doctored. #AskThePolice https://t.co/lYSpkyRIdh
— Nigeria Police Force (@PoliceNG) May 17, 2018
In another development, the immediate past Chairman of the Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR), Dr. Joe Abah said the IGP may be dyslexic.
If this video is genuine, I’ve been advised the IG may be dyslexic. If that is the case, it is no laughing matter, and not something he should be ridiculed for. A lot of kids are dyslexic. We must ensure that they are not bullied or stigmatised. They too can become IG of Police. https://t.co/eqlvEopZ6Z
— Dr. Joe Abah (@DrJoeAbah) May 17, 2018
Meanwhile, the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Diaspora & Foreign Affairs, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said the video was doctored by mischievous persons.
On her Twitter page, she wrote, “This video is definitely doctored.
“The error was made once , then special effects used to repeat it. What I don’t understand is why anyone would believe. Well, it’s a Social Media world.”
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