BEVERLY HILLS, September 4, (THEWILL) – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned the Federal Government against ignoring allegations of bribery against the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. Ibrahim Idris.
THEWILL recalls that the Senator representing Bauchi Central, Isah Misau, a former police officer, had accused the police boss of collecting bribes from some officers before they were promoted.
He alleged that Idris was also collecting bribes, to the tune of N120bn, from oil companies before posting police officers to them to provide security.
Responding, the IGP declared that the Senator is a deserter who forged his retirement letter from the Force.
But the PDP, in a series of tweets, on Monday, described the refusal of the Federal Government to speak on the allegations as worrisome.
It said it was worried over the “deafening silence” of the Federal Government on the issue adding that the government also refused to act on the allegations levelled against the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu.
The PDP said the allegations against the IGP “are too weighty”, asking the police to free itself from the accusation.
“We are again worried with the deafening silence of the APC-led FG on the allegation of corruption against the police IG by Senator Misau,” PDP tweeted.
“The N120bn fraud allegation against the IG of police is too weighty and the police authority must purge itself of this accusation.
“The sudden realisation that Senator Misau is a deserter further exposes the complicity of the police force on this matter.
“This 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.”