Police IG commits to appear before Senate to answer allegations of fraud, misconduct

Posted by News Express | 3 November 2017 | 1,189 times

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•IGP Ibrahim Idris


 The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, says he will appear before the Nigerian Senate to address allegations of fraud and misconduct brought against him by Senator representing Bauchi Central, Isah Misau.

Idris said this on Friday while addressing State House correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja.

“Obviously, if there is need we are going to appear for the sake of having respect for the Senate, I will appear before them,” he said.

Giving a hint on the purpose of his meeting with the President, the police Chief said he was at the villa to brief Buhari on the security situation across Nigeria.

He said he briefed the president about the security arrangements in respect of the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra State.

“We are also deploying our water boats to take care of the waterways; we are deploying our helicopters to take care of the aerial surveillance and we are deploying our conventional police men and special police units to take care of situations on ground and by the grace of God we are going to have a successful and peaceful elections in Anambra State,” he said.

He also revealed that the Nigerian police force has in its custody over 3000 kidnap suspects nationwide who are facing charges for abduction.

“Presently, we have almost over 3,000 suspects in the various police stations all over the country and we are taking them to court,” he said.

“Recently, I set up a task force to sort of streamline or scrutinise these cases so that we have speedy trial of some of these suspects.”

The police boss said the force will continue to pay attention to the rampant cases of kidnappings along the Abuja/Kaduna highway adding that a special unit of the force had been posted to the highway.

He commended the National Assembly for “providing sort of a death penalty for suspects arrested involved in some of these cases of kidnapping”. (TV360 Nigeria)

Source: News Express

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