Why we can’t investigate IGP for alleged bribery – Police Commission

The Police Service Commission has said it cannot probe the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, for alleged bribery.

PSC’s Spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani, said the IG was not under the commission’s supervision by virtue of the Act establishing the commission.

He stated that the commission could only discipline or probe policemen from the rank of constable to Deputy Inspector-General of Police.

“So, the commission cannot investigate or discipline the IG,” Ani said.

A senior EFCC official told Punch that the anti-graft agency had no reason yet to probe Idris.

The source added, “We are currently not probing the IG and as it is, there is no reason to probe him.”

Chairman, Senate Committee on Navy, Isah Misau, had recently accused Idris of extorting money, ranging from N10m to N15m, from commissioners of police, state mobile commanders and special protection unit commanders, for favourable postings.

Misau had also alleged that the police boss made N10bn monthly from oil companies and other private individuals who enjoy special protection from the security agency.

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