It is no news that public and political office holders describe resignation as a step that must not be taken.
Resignation is a sin to them and can even be termed as “hate-speech” depending on who is at the receiving end of the resignation request.
That Mr Ibrahim Kpotum Idris, Nigeria’s Inspector-General of Police, is still in office is not a surprise to us but, what we are asking is when will he resign?
The allegations of him pocketing N120 Billion annually from special security provided by officers of the Force to private companies and individuals in the country is a weighty one that the IGP needs to give a full explanation for.
To start with, we are aware that lots of private companies like Banks, hotels hospitals, e.t.c pay a certain amount of money every month for mobile policemen, while some private homes are guarded by armed police officers in uniform, which truly confirms that the force deploys officers for special security.
Secondly, it is true that these officers are not earning enough out of the fees the companies pay.
Some of these officers still look tattered despite the huge amount paid for their service. As a result, what the Inspector-General needs to do to clear himself is to make public the financial proceeds of such deployment as the NNPC is doing.
Mr Idris has refused to do any of such but rather chose to attack senator Misau.
In saner climes, the IGP would have stepped aside, pending when the EFCC or DSS will conduct a full investigation of the allegation – to borrow a leaf from Mr Muiz Banire, the National legal adviser of APC that stepped aside when he was alleged to have bribed a judge.
The continuous stay of Ibrahim Idris in office without defending the allegations has shown the low morality level in our public office holders and their lack of accountability.
Omoleye Omoruyi… an apprentice web/game developer, novelist, sensitive to happenings in the world. Meet him @Lord_rickie on Twitter/Instagram