The Police Public Relations Officer, Bright Edafe, stated this, adding that the police are allowed to arrest individuals who could not justify their sources of income and to charge them to court.
Edafe in a post on his social media handle on Sunday said it was a sad trend that people felt it was wrong to question what he called the “suspicious wealth” of Nigerians.
The police spokesman said the country now had cases of kidnapping, ritual killings and internet fraud.
He maintained that the police force had told its operatives to do the right thing and avoid seeing justifiable sources of income as a means to extort Nigerians.
He said, “It is a very sad trend that people feel it’s wrong to question the suspicious wealth of persons who cannot lay claim to any justifiable means of income. We have cases of ritual killings, Kidnapping, and even internet fraud. We tell our men to do the right thing and not take it as an avenue to extort.
“However, any person arrested and can’t justify his source of income should be properly investigated and charged to court when the cockroach in his cupboard has been unveiled. Like me, hate me, I don’t mind, it’s the simple truth.”