By Jacob Ajom
The Inspector General of Police, Ogbonna Onovo, has assigned nine police officers to travel with the Nigeria Football Supporters club to South Africa for the 2010 World Cup beginning June 11 to July 11. The officers will be attached to the supporters club throughout the World Cup period.
In a signal from the Interpol section of the Nigeria Police addressed to the President General Nigeria Football Supporters Club, Rafiu Ladipo, Monday morning, the police said the officers have been assigned â€œto travel to South Africa with members of the Super Eagles supporters club to the FIFA World Cup.â€
Names of the nine officers as contained in the signal, a copy of which was made available to Sports Vanguard, include ACP Garba Buba Mohammed, CSP Monday Ebowemen, SP Michael Oladeinde, ASP Paul Ndujie, ASP Lateef Jaiyeola, ASP Sunday Adeka, Inspr Audu Lawal Mohammed, Inspr Faremi Abiodun and W/CPL Theresa Asti.
The supporters club boss told Sports Vanguard that this is what obtains everywhere and it is a facility the club was always availed with by the Nigeria Police.
Meanwhile, Ladipo disclosed that the club would be presenting the request for visas to the South African High Commission today.
â€œWe have concluded packaging all our visas and will be at the High Commission Tuesday to begin the process for visas,â€ Ladipo said.