- Senator Misau notifies the Senate about the attack he suffered from the police after he accused the police IGP of diverting huge sums of money
- Senate President Saraki refers the matter to the Senate ad-hoc committee for investigation
- Misau says he followed the provisions of the Police Act and regulations in resigning from the Nigeria Police Force
The Nigerian Senate has launched an investigation into allegations of corruption leveled against the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, by Senator Isah Misau.
The investigation by the Senate into the allegations against the IGP began on Wednesday, October 4, after Senator Isah Misau raised an order on the mater during plenary.
Misau had cited order 15 and drew attention of the lawmakers on the attack he suffered from the police after he accused the police boss of diverting huge sums of money.
In response to Misau’s order, Senate President Bukola Saraki referred the matter to the Senate ad-hoc committee for investigation.
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NAIJ.com had reported that Senator Isa Hamman Misau representing Bauchi Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly was declared wanted for questioning by the Nigeria Police Force.
Reports stated that the police want to speak with Misau over alleged forgery and desertion from the force among other things.
Misau’s trouble began after he told National Assembly Correspondents on Friday, August 25 that there is huge corruption in the police involving payments for special security services to corporate bodies, oil firms and highly placed citizens in the country.
The lawmaker also accused Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris of being involved in high-level extortion.
But police spokesman Jimoh Moshood said Misau’s accusations were all false.
Moshood said the senator was still a police officer and not a Senator because his name was still in the Police Service.
The police spokesperson demanded that Senate ask Misau to return to the Nigeria Police Force to face disciplinary committee and answer all the charges bordering on serious misconduct and unprofessional wrong doings.
But Isah Misau said that he followed the provisions of the Police Act and regulations in resigning from the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that Misau stated this on Monday, August 28, in Abuja, in reaction to a statement by the police that he did not follow due process in exiting the force, and was therefore, a deserter. He said in a statement that rather than concentrate on the issue of corruption in the force, the police decided to embark on a “voyage of discovery.”
He said that the allegation of the police against him was a “propaganda” aimed at distracting Nigerians from the real issue.
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