- The assistant commissioner of police in Benue allegedly demanded N10 million bribe from the Benue state Board of Internal Revenue chairman
- The Police IG reportedly summoned the ACP to Abuja for questioning, promising that an unbiased investigation would be carried out on the matter
- A women group in Benue state has, however, issued a 48-hour ultimatum to the IG to make public the outcome of his investigation
The National Council of Women Society (NCWS) has issued a 48-hour ultimatum to the inspector general of police, Ibrahim Idris, to make public the outcome of the investigation into an alleged N10 million bribe case involving the assistant commissioner of police, Ayilara Olukayode.
Olukayode was said to have physically assaulted the executive chairman of the Benue state Board of Internal Revenue, Mimi Adzape Orubibi, who refused to yield to the N10 million bribe demanded by him, Channels TV reports.
Subsequently, the IGP on Thursday, February 8, summoned Olukayode to Abuja for questioning and promised that an unbiased investigation would be carried out on the matter.
The secretary of NCWS, Felicia Atokaa, while addressing journalists in Makurdi, the Benue state capital on Thursday, February 15, however, stressed that the incident will not go unchallenged even if the IGP failed to reprimand the ACP accordingly.
Consequently, the women organisation said it will mobilize a two-day protest in Abuja and Makurdi, if the police refuse to heed their call for justice as well as gender-based harassment.
NAIJ.com previously reported that Benue Arise Network (BAN), a political group, requested that President Muhammadu Buhari should sack the IGP and the force public relations officer, Jimoh Moshood, for their failure to tackle the security situation in Benue state.
BAN bitterly kicked against Moshood's reference to Governor Samuel Ortom as 'a drowning man'.
The group also accuses the police chief of planning to redeploy Benue indigenes occupying sensitive positions to other parts of the country as a way of punishing them.
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