Video Of IGP Idris Struggling To Read Speech Doctored – Presidency, Police
The Presidency on Thursday has claimed that video of the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, struggling to read a speech at an event in Kano was doctored.
Idris, who was in Kano on Monday to commission the Police Technical Intelligence unit in the state, stammered consistently as he struggled to read a written speech.
The video stirred up reactions online as some Nigerians described the development as embarrassing.
Reacting, the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Diaspora & Foreign Affairs, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said the video was doctored by mischievous persons.
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,” she posted.
The Nigeria Police Force on the other hand has said that the trending video showing Ibrahim Idris, Inspector-General of police (IGP), struggling to read a speech was doctored.
The police force made this known while responding to questions from Dr Adekola Adewale, who asked that: “#AskThePolice 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? Thank you.”
Respondig, the Nigeria Police Force said: “Thank you for your question. Yes it was doctored. #AskThePolice”