The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has been accused of extorting money, ranging from N10m to N15m, from Commissioners of Police, State Mobile Commanders and Special Protection Units (SPU) Commanders, for favourable postings.
IGP Idris also allegedly makes N10bn monthly from oil companies and other private individuals who enjoy special protection from the security agency.
Chairman, Senate Committee on Navy, Isah Hamma Misau, made these revelations on Friday, while addressing National Assembly Correspondents.
Misau said the level of corruption being perpetrated by the current Inspector-General of Police and the Chairman, Police Service Commission, IGP Mike Okiro (Rtd.), was so alarming and capable of undermining the anti-corruption stance of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“While 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 alegedly riddled in corruption.
“Some Commissioners of Police and State Mobile Commanders pay between N10m to N15m to get postings.
“There is also the allegation that more than 50,000 policemen are attached to oil companies, banks and private individuals with payments made to the Police authorities.
“These people pay as much as N10bn monthly. They are however unaccounted for”, Senator Misau stated.
He said, “Policemen are being attached to criminals who now go around blaring siren while doing all sorts of dubious activities”.
The Senator gave an instance where, one Obinna, a son of Senator Ifeanyi Ararume moves around with avalanche of Police extorts.
He alleged that Obinna was involved in road accident at Gana street, Maitama in Abuja last week, and had to descend on the victim whom he had accident with, under the supervision of the police attaché.
Senator Misau also accused IGP of posting a non experienced Commissioner of Police to be in charge of the war ravaged Adamawa Command.
He averred that, aside been an aide-de-camp (ADC) to the late former Governor Alamiesiegha and former President Goodluck Jonathan, the Adamawa CP, Moses Jitoboh had not had any professional experience since the last 17 years.