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N120bn bribe controversy: Don’t ignore allegations against IGP, PDP tells FG

The People’s Democratic Party has called on the Federal Government should not ignore the allegations of bribery leveled against the Inspector-General of Police, Mr.Ibrahim Idris.


The PDP was referring to series of allegations made against the IGP by the Senator representing Bauchi Central, Isah Misau.


The Senator, a formal police officer, had accused the police senior officer of collecting bribe from some officers before giving them promotion. He also claimed that the IGP was also extorting some oil companies before deploying some police officers to them for security purposes.


Reacting to the accusation, the IGP declared the Senator a deserter, stating that Misau forged his retirement letter from the Force. But the PDP, in a couple of tweets, described the refusal of the Federal Government to look into the allegations as worrisome and stating that the allegation against the  IGP “are too weighty”


It said it was worried over the “deafening silence” of the Federal Government on the issue.


“We are again worried with the deafening silence of the APC -led FG on the allegations of corruption against the police IG by Senator Misau.”


“The N120bn fraud allegation against the IG of police is too weighty and the police authority must cleanse itself of this accusation”.


“The sudden realization that Senator Misau is a deserter further exposes the complicity of the police force on this issue.”


“The allegation must not be swept under the carpet by the APC. like the ones against the EFCC acting chairman, Magu and others”.


“The APC-led FG cannot be said to be fighting corruption and at the same time covering up corrupt officers of the APC”


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Meanwhile, the Police Service Commission has invited a retired official, Mrs . Garos Logam, who allegedly signed the retirement letter issued to Misau, who is the Chairman Senate Committee on Navy, four years after he left the Nigerian Police Force.

It was gathered that Logam ,who is now based in the United states, might however not respond to the invitation.


Misau, who is engaged in a running battle with the police, had presented a retirement letter dated March 5 2014, signed by Logam on behalf of the the permanent secretary, Police Service Commission.

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