- Nigerian Police force dismisses fraud allegations leveled against number one man Ibrahim Idris
- Says auctioned vehicles not under the control of the inspector general of police
- Says general public has knowledge of auctioned vehicles
Fraud allegations brought against the current inspector general of police Ibrahim Idris has been dismissed by the Nigerian Police Force.
Information had it earlier that Ibrahim Idris had sold some vehicles belonging to the Nigerian police to members of the public and likewise pocketed the money.
The Guardian gathered from a police source on what actually transpired.
The source stated: “It is public knowledge that most auctioned cars are those recovered by the police from armed robbery suspects, purchased with stolen fund or from accident scenes.
“After some time the authority would secure a court order to auction unclaimed vehicles in order to decongest its environment after which it would place a public notice in national dailies asking owners to come with proof of ownership to claim their vehicle within 10 days or risk it being auctioned.
“In all this, neither the Commissioner of Police of a state nor the IGP is directly involved in the auction. It is the police high command that is saddled with this responsibility. However, auctioneers are expected to auction this seized vehicles on behalf of the police. In doing this auctioneers are not bound by law to verify addresses or identities of buyers.”
In addition, a top police officer added that the auctioning of vehicles was not under the authority of the inspector general.
IGP Ibrahim Idris, who is in the eyes of the storm regarding auctioned vehicles, was given a directive by interior minister Abdulrahman Dambazzau, to ensure the killers of eight people in Zamfara state on Wednesday, August 24, are brought to justice.