‎JUST IN: How IGP diverted funds in 2016 budget‎, collected N120bn from oil firms, banks – Senator

 

* Accuses Idris of taking N15m bribe for posting of CPs, Mobile Commanders

A retired Deputy Superintendent  of Police (DSP) and serving Senator representing Bauchi Central Senatorial District, Senator Hamman Misau, has disclosed that the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris, diverted billions of naira in the 2016 budget meant for the procurement of armoured vehicles for the Nigeria Police for the purchase of luxury vehicles.

 

The lawmaker, who accused the police boss of being involved in several fraudulent and corrupt practices, stated that the Inspector General of Police ‎diverted and expended funds at will without regards for the appropriation act.

 

He disclosed further that the Inspector General of Police, in addition to several allegations raised, collects a whopping N120billion as payment for special security services rendered by the Police to corporate bodies, oil firms high placed citizens in the land etc, on yearly basis without spending a dime out of it for more than 50,000  personnel involved and the Police as a body.

 

Misau, who stated this at a media briefing in reaction to an allegation  made against him by the Police on Thursday that he was on a vendatta mission against the Force, having been unceremoniously dismissed for unscrupulous activities, alleged further that postings of officers in the Force as State Police  Commissioners (CPs) or Mobile Commanders, are done on the basis of N10m to N15m bribe payment.

 

According to him, Police under IGP Idris is a cesspool of corruption, nepotism, indiscipline, favouritism and lowest level of morale that must not  be allowed to continue in the interest of the on going anti corruption war  and urgent need to stem the tide of increasing rate of crime and criminality in the country.

 

“The incumbent IGP based on available records and  series of petitions and reports from insiders, has no capacity to run the Police just like the Chairman of the Police Service Commission , Rtd IGP Mike Okiro who also lacks similar capacity going by N300million scam and others hanging on his neck  since 2011 during the Presidential primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) where he served as the head of the security committee.

 

“Specifically, the IGP on good authority from within the force, collects over N10bn on monthly basis as money for special security provided by men of the force to corporate bodies and highly placed ndividuals  including criminals, running to N120billion on  year  basis without any reflection in Police annual budgets or internally generated revenue”.

 

“On nepotism, the IGP is scoring  high mark  by making almost half of the mobile commanders in the country, people of his Nupe extraction and on favouritism, appointing CP Moses Jitoboh an officer who had been out of field of operational service to that  of  Political service for close to 20 years , as Adamawa State Police Commissioners”, he said.

 

He wondered how such a CP who according to him, served the former Governor of Bayelsa State, Diaprieye Alamieyesigha as ADC before moving to Goodluck Jonathan in similar capacity when he was made Governor, to the time he was Vice President, Acting President and an elected President, lead war against crime and criminality in a state in high need of intelligence gathering that can be gotten from contacts within and not from political contacts outside the state.

 

Such postings he added, has not in anyway helped the Police in its war against crime and criminality in the country which has led to  over sensationalization of lesser feats in that respect like that of Evans the billionaire kidnapper arrested through a tip off given by an escapee.

 

“Police is not a political outfit and should not be alliwed to be turned into it by IGP Idris”, he warned.

 

He debunked the allegatipm made by Police Force Headquarters on Thursday by their spokesperson Jimoh Moshhod that he was uncerempynipusly dismissed for misdeeds by tabling the  letter upon which his retirement from the force was effected by the Police Service Commission.

 

The letter dated 5th March 2014 and singed by one Mrs Garos Logams on behalf of the then Permanent Secretary / Secretary to the Commission reads in part:  ‘I wish to inform you that the Commission has approved your retirement from the service of the Nigeria Police Force with effect from 1st December, 2010 after 10 years of meritorious service.

 

“Your dedication and meritorious service to the Nation is highly appreciated by the commission…”.

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