On the 21st of May, 2015, the IG of Police, Solomon Arase, warned policemen attached to VIPs against engaging in domestic chores for their principals. He said they should respect themselves and the Nigeria Police Force by not engaging in menial jobs for their principals.
He said: “I have directed the commissioner of police in-charge of the airports that if they find any of you carrying boxes (of VIPs) and rifles, and dragging them all over the place, they should arrest you and you will be punished Those of you who are posted to VIPs, on no account should you carry their bags and on no account should you act as domestic servants to them.
You are police officers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and they must respect you as such.
Your uniform must be respected, anybody who wants to hire a domestic help should not use our policemen who are sent to protect them as domestic help.”
But during the recent coronation of the Ooni of Ife, a police officer was pictured fanning the Ooni’s wife.