First Lady, Mrs. Aisha Buhari was a beneficiary of the Inspector- General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris’ alleged abuse of office, Senator Isah Misau disclosed today.
Misau who made the shocking revelation before the Senate Ad-hoc committee on Wednesday said the First Lady made the request through her Aide De Camp (ADC) to the Police Boss.
The Senator also accused the IGP of falsification of retirement date adding that Police Boss breached the law of service by impregnating a female police officer, and marrying her secretly in Kaduna State.
He said ” the Inspector- General of Police gave the First Lady, wife of the President two Jeeps and this came through a letter from the ADC of the First Lady who requested on her behalf that she needed a Sienna and Hiace for personal use, but she was given the two jeeps for her private use. “
Speaking about the promotion racketeering in the Police, Misau said policemen pay as much as N500,000 for Special Promotion.
He said ,”Special Promotion Racketeering by the IGP and the Police Service Commission: The Police Service Commission whose main function is to recruit, train, discipline, promote and retire members of the Force, appear to have left its core mandate to indulge almost exclusively in promotion racketeering. When the IGP was’ appointed, 23 AIGs and above were compulsorily retired to enable him discharge his duty, showing clearly that special promotion is injustice, because it is an attempt to put junior officers above their seniors.”
“Today, the situation is so bad that businessmen with dubious characters and suspicious businesses now go about with full detachment of policemen and some with full convoy and blasting siren, especially in Lagos, Port Harcourt and other major cities in the country, thereby worsening the country’s policing ratio of 1 policeman to about 800 citizens as against the UN recommended ratio of 1 policeman to 400 citizens.”
Speaking further, Senator Misau also accused the IGP of employing four civilians in his office and receiving the salary of the rank of Assistant Inspector- General of Police, AIG.
He added that the Police boss has also engaged the services of a retired Police officer to handle investigation as against the code and Act establishing the Police force, adding that all investigative cases were suppose to be under the Deputy Inspector- General of Police , DIG in Area 10, Garki, Abuja and not a retired officer.