Metropolitan Police Chief Grilled Over Nigerian Corruption Charges  

Metropolitan Police The UK Metropolitan Police Chief, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe is to be grilled by MPs over claims that Scotland Yard and the CPS were involved in a ‘deliberate cover-up’ of evidence of police corruption.

According to the Daily Mail UK newspaper, embattled Metropolitan Police Chief, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe will be grilled by MPs next week over bombshell claims that Scotland Yard and the Crown Prosecution Service were involved in a ‘deliberate cover-up’ of damning evidence of police corruption.

The extraordinary case centres on Scotland Yard’s prosecution of a former Governor of Delta State, James Ibori, who once worked as a cashier at a branch of Wickes DIY store in West London before returning to Nigeria to enter politics.

A court was told that the Met and the CPS repeatedly concealed documents suggesting that officers investigating Mr Ibori for fraud were paid to leak details of the inquiry that could have helped him evade justice.

One detective was said to have received at least 19 unexplained cash deposits totalling thousands of pounds into his bank account, after illegally disclosing sensitive information, a judge heard.

Pensioners Protest Unpaid Entitlement

nup protestMembers of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP), under the aegis of Federal Contributory Pension Retirees Sector, have protested the alleged non-payment of their entitlement in the last 10 months by the National Pension Commission (PENCOM).

At a peaceful protest held in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital, the retirees, carrying placards with various inscriptions, demanded a review of the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) to be limited to workers engaged from 2004 to 2014.

The members alleged that workers, who retired under the CPS, since August 2014 till date, are yet to collect their gratuity, a situation they said has made life unbearable to members.

In view of the alleged anomalies in the new scheme, the protesters said they want a return to the old scheme.