Lere Olayinka, the Special Adviser to Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State on New Media, has slammed the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris over his recent claim that the Chairman, Senate Committee on Navy, Isah Hamma Misau, is a deserter.
The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris and Misau had been on warpath following the latter’s recent claim that the IG extorted money, ranging from N10m to N15m, from Commissioners of Police, State Mobile Commanders and Special Protection Units (SPU) Commanders, for favourable postings.
Misau also alleged that Idris allegedly makes N10bn monthly from oil companies and other private individuals who enjoyed special protection from the security agency.
However, in his response, the Nigeria Police Force insisted that, Misau, did not retire from the Force as at the time he contested for Senate. The police subsequently declared Misau wanted.
Reacting to the drama, Olayinka warned the IGP to stop disgracing Nigeria with his ignorance, saying that you can only declare a man wanted when he is not reachable.
He said, “You can only declare someone wanted if you don’t know where and how to get him. Senator Misau is in the National Assembly, with policemen as his security aides.
“The question IGP must answer is Senator Misau’s N120bn, we are not interested in this deserter story.
“How many years did the IGP spend as CP in Kano State before his appointment as IGP? Reward for 2m Kano votes.
“A police officer left the service seven yeras ago, and the IGP is just telling us that he is a deserter abi? Is Senator Misau still receiving salary as a Police officer?
“Is there any sense in the police claim that it just discovered that Senator Misau did not leave the police properly? And do you have to declare someone with policemen guarding him wanted?
“When is the police defending the allegation of fraud made by the Senator? Mr IGP, stop advertising the foolishness of your institution please.”