The Police Service Commission has said that it cannot probe the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, for allegedly pocketing N10bn monthly as payment for private security services rendered by the police to corporate organisations and Very Important Persons.
This issues began when the Chairman, Senate Committee on Navy, Isah Misau, had recently accused Idris of extorting money, ranging from N10 million to N15 million, from commissioners of police, state mobile commanders and special protection unit commanders, for favourable postings.
Misau had also alleged that the police boss made N10 billion monthly from oil companies and other private individuals who enjoy special protection from the security agency.
Now, the PSC is in charge of promotion and discipline of officers in the Nigeria Police Force.
However, the PSC’s Spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani, said the IG was not under the commission’s supervision by virtue of the Act establishing the commission.
He stated that by law, the commission could discipline or probe policemen from the rank of constable to Deputy Inspector-General of Police.
“So, the commission cannot investigate or discipline the IG,” Ani said.
Oga at the top. Hehehe!