Lawmaker representing the Bauchi Central Senatorial District, Isa Misau, on Wednesday open a can of worms on the crisis between him and the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.
Misau made more allegations when he appeared before the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Investigation of Various Allegations Levelled Against the Police, the Inspector General of Police and the Police Service Commission.
On Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state
Misau also criticised the leadership of the Lagos State Police Command as an example of how the IG was allegedly involved in favouritism. He alleged that the current Acting Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, was posted to Lagos State because he was a classmate to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.
He said, “There is a lot of favouritism in the promotion and appointment of Commissioners of Police. Junior Deputy Commissioners of Police are given Commissioner of Police on acting capacity as against seniority and merit, thereby blocking eligible candidates.
Forged Retirement Date on IGP Ibrahim Idris
Misau further alleged that the retirement date of the Police boss had been manipulated.
“The expected date of retirement of the IGP was fraudulently doctored on the Staff List of Senior Police Officers from 3rd January to 15th January, 2019,” he said.
On Central Bank of Nigeria role:
Misau urged the panel to ask the Central Bank of Nigeria to furnish it with the statement of a “GL Account,” which, according to him, is meant for bank managers from where they draw money to run their branches.
“You will see the kind of money they are paying every month from that account,” he said.
He added, “Apart from that, the CBN Governor (Dr. Godwin Emefiele) around June and July of this year directed all commercial banks to give money to police in hundreds of millions – every commercial bank. That money runs into billions.”
On Aisha Buhari
Misau said the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris allegedly bought 2 SUVs for Aisha Buhari
None of the personalities are readily available to counter and defend their deals during the Senate probe.