The late Fela Anikulapo-Kuti in one of his popular track sang as follows:
You be thief (I no be thief)
You be rogue (I no be rogue)
You dey steal (I no dey steal)
You be robber (I no be robber)
You be armed robber (I no be armed robber)
This song was a comical description of the corruption existing in high places in the country when the Military were at the helms of affairs. The current spate of corruption in the democratic regime will give the military a run for its money.
“Distinguished” senator representing Bauchi Central Senatorial District in the upper chamber of the National Assembly, Isah Misau stirred the hornet nest on August 25, 2017.
He alleged that the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Kpotum Idris pockets the sum of N120 Billion annually, as payment for special security services rendered by the police, for private establishment and individuals in the country. In his allegations, he stated that over 50,000 officers involved in the postings are not benefiting from it.
These heavy allegations by Misau, made the news the following day. And, it was expected that the IGP will defend himself from these heinous corruption allegations to prevent his name from being smeared.
Rather, the IGP in a statement issued by the Force PRO, Jimoh Moshood left the issue unattended and, chose to go for Misau’s jugular – declared him a deserter that left his duties unattended to seven years ago.
Why the Police hierarchy chose to declare someone a deserter seven years after leaving his duty post shows the poor structure existing in the Nigerian Police Force.
This rofo-rofo fight as Nigerians will put it, is a class quarrel between two individuals of the same character. One that allegedly pockets N120 Billion, at the expense of those doing the job but earning nothing. And one that collects millions of Naira for doing “nothing” in the National Assembly.
Omoleye Omoruyi… an apprentice web/game developer, novelist, sensitive to happenings in the world. Meet him @Lord_rickie on Twitter/Instagram