Senate Set Up Panel To Investigate IGP Over Alleged Illegal Promotion, Bribery
The Nigerian Senate, on Wednesday, constituted a special panel to investigate the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, over alleged misappropriation of funds, illegal promotion and posting of senior officers and bribery.
Senator representing Bauchi Central, Isa Hamma Misau, had on the floor of the plenary, revealed frightening allegations against the police boss.
Misau accused the police chief of having sexual affair with two serving policewomen, one whom he got pregnant and and secretly wedded her in Kaduna.
Reacting to this allegation, Senate President Bukola Saraki, immediately named Senate Deputy Chief Whip Francis Alimikhena (Edo North) as the chairman of the special panel to investigate the allegations and probe the police chief.
Saraki said: “We have listened to our colleague and we cannot ignore the allegations. We have a duty to fight corruption. These matters are weighty and we have to investigate the allegations. We will set up an ad-hoc committee to investigate these allegations and report back to the Senate
“The ad-hoc committee we will set up will deal with all the allegations about misappropriation of funds made against the IGP. We will refer the other issues about personal misconduct against the IGP to the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions to for investigations. “
Other members are: Senators Nelson Effiong, Binta Garba, Obinna Ogba, Faseyi Duro, Abdulaziz Nyako and Suleiman Hukunyi.