Senator representing Bauchi Central Senatorial District, Isa Misau, on Friday made damning allegations against the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.
The senator at a news conference in Abuja, accused IGP of failing to remit money realised from policemen attached to private citizens and companies, he put at N10 billion monthly, to the Federation Account.
He also alleged that Commissioners of Police usually bribe Idris before they are posted to “juicy states”.
Misau listed the states to include Rivers and Delta.
His words: “The Police Service Commission could not deny the bribery allegation.
“Information reaching me indicate that even transfers of Commissioners of Police, State Mobile Commanders and SPU Commanders are also allegedly riddled in corruption.
“The chain of command in the force does not allow these grievances to be aired, but the allegation is also rife that the IGP posted a Commissioners of Police, who for the past 17 years has not worked/served in a police station, to take charge of a state.
“The former Police aide to late Governor Dipreye Alamieyeseigha, who eventually served under former President Goodluck Jonathan, is now Commissioner of Police, Adamawa State.
“Foisting such officers without operational experience has been a major setback to the current administration’s fight against the Boko Haram insurgency.
“There is an allegation that more than 50,000 policemen are attached to oil companies, banks and private individuals, with regular payments made to Police authorities.
“While monies from these sources are estimated to run into billions of naira, they are however unaccounted for.
“The IGP is alleged to aggressively pursue nepotistic tendencies in favour of his Nupe officers and men.”
Misau, who was accused by the police authorities of having been shown the way out of the Police Force, presented the letter of his exit from service by the Police Service Commission to newsmen.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Police Force has vowed to report Misau to the Senate Ethics and Privileges Committee for failing to provide proof of evidence for his allegation of bribe-for-promotion in the Force.