IG Ibrahim K. Idris: Why They Hate Him So Much, He Fights Corruption They Love It, By Yahaya Mohammed
The commissioned campaign to bring the inspector general of police Ibrahim K. Idris down is daily becoming clearer, after reading the report filed by an online newspaper, it begs the question if some of us journalists and public commentators truly wish this country well.
It beats ones imagination that a medium that prides itself as a veritable and outstanding news media could descend as low as reporting on the place where ones family resides. It was reported in the hatchet job that Ibrahim K. Idris has a family in the USA. No doubt Nigerians do not care if the officer’s family lives in heaven or hell, but we care a lot whether the officer is really doing the work for which he is paid to do,
For the avoidance of doubt and for posterity, IG Ibrahim K. Idris is one hell of an officer whom one be rest assured of excellence when it comes to the discharge of his duties as a police officer, as against the the trivial reportage of trying portray him as a coward who hid himself when the Boko Haram insurgents attacked the Kano police headquarters when he was Commisioner of police in Kano.
He, Ibrahim K. Idris got into combat mood, immediately took over an assault gun and led the operation to dislodge the insurgents, this singular act motivated his ever ready officers to fight harder and immediately took back control of the situation, and this is not the first time he is doing this, he did same even in East Timor as a United Nations envoy which earned him the United Nations medal of merit
Excerpt from a message to him on his emergence as inspector General:
“Coming first among several others is noteworthy, commendable and an indication of the bravery and excellent stuff you are made of, add that to your UN medal of merit won in East Timor, and we would have nothing to say than we are proud of you”
Ibrahim K. Idris is the first inspector general of the police force to have ever journeyed into the creeks of the Niger delta with a a strategy to curb the insecurity and return peace and orderliness to the region, he also visited the hot beds of Lagos and other volatile locations across the country.
Aside being a brave officer, of all the officers shortlisted for the position of inspector General of the police force at the verge of retirement of his predecessor, Ibrahim K. Idris was the most corrupt-free officer, a man who has held several positions in the service, owns only a very modest house in Minna his state capital and a mortgage funded house he purchased in Abuja and still paying through the police cooperative society is a symbol of the anti- corruption fight of this administration. While his mates own properties across Nigeria and beyond with a very fat bank account to go with Ibrahim K. Idris after a forensic audit of their bank account came first as the officer with the least amount in his account.
This is why the baseless allegation of auction of 30 vehicles is nothing but an attempt at pouring red oil on a Snow White cloth, my investigation into the issue has clearly showed that the author of the write up doesn’t know the police auction procedure, that is if anything were to be auctioned at all, the question is an officer who still uses the car bequeathed to him by his predecessor, why will he auction 30 cars to himself and to use them for what?
Allegations in our society are very easy and the “bring him Down syndrome” is everywhere in our society but in this case the allegation can’t fly, it falls flat on its face and certainly with the incorruptible and no-nonsense inspector general of police this allegation will be buried where if fell.
As a police officer who rose through the ranks, IG Ibrahim Idris should have cause to have worked with several officers but to attach him to one single officer especially a lady is to be unfair to a family man of his status, though that is the price one pays when he decides to serve his nation, especially with integrity and honor, this in my candid opinion should not deter him and should not make him soft pedal on his stance to weed the force of corrupt officers. With Ibrahim k. Idris I know the weeding has just started.
The hatchet Job commissioned and bankrolled by officers and men who made stupendous wealth from the police force but feel aggrieved over their retirement for corruption related cases is becoming clear by the day, while all the meetings held in Lagos and other parts of the country is handy and at the right time the world will see them for whom they are, I urge the new Inspector General to remain focused.
It is my belief that every officer ever appointed inspector General should clear the way for the smooth running of the organization and in so doing all those who are corrupt and superior to the officer so appointed should be retired, this is the precedence in a regimented organization like the police force and this is the same thing that happened at the emergence of the current inspector General of Nigeria police force Ibrahim K. Idris.
And that is why they hate him so much.
The Nigeria we are envisaging in the nearest future cannot and will not in any way accommodate or cover up officers who become billionaires through a corrupted system, it must also fight corruption in the police force by weeding out corrupt officers but we have seen how corruption fights back through all means, I am very positive with new inspector general of police that fight will sure be won fair and square.