IGP Sets Up Panel To Investigate Police Promotion Scandal

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Updated August 11, 2017

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris has set up a special panel to investigate complaints and petitions on allegations that police officers pay bribe for special promotion.

The IGP said the development follows complaints and allegations credited to the chairman of the Senate Committee on Navy, Senator Isah Hamma Misau as stated in some in some newspapers.

This was disclosed on Friday in a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Jimoh O. Moshood.

According to the statement, the special investigation panel has upon the directive of the IGP invited Senator Misau to a meeting to shed more light and provide more details to assist them in conducting a very discreet investigation.

“The panel amongst other responsibilities has the following terms of reference:

I. To investigate the complaints from senator isah hamma misau on allegations that police officers pay bribe for special promotion.

Ii. To investigate other complaints, petitions and grievances from police officers within the force and from other members of the public on allegations of giving money for promotion, either special or otherwise.

Iii. To determine the substance of the complaints, petitions and grievances from aggrieved police officers and members of the public on allegations of giving money for special promotion.

Iv. To determine those who were involved

V. To recommend appropriate judicial action and other punishments as it is appropriate in line with the provisions of public service rules section 030401 (j) (k) and other statutory enabling laws/acts.”

Also according to the statement, the panel is expected to submit reports to the IGP within two weeks.