Isa Misau to appear before Senate panel on Tuesday over N10 BILLION monthly bribe allegation on IG of police Ibrahim Idris

Isa Misau will sit on Tuesday before the Senate ad hoc committee investigating allegations of corruption and misconduct by the Senator against the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.

The Chairman of the committee and Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Francis Alimikhena, made this known to journalists in Abuja on Sunday, adding that the panel would make the next move after Misau had appeared before it to make his presentation.

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, had set up the ad hoc committee to investigate Misau’s allegations against Idris, while the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions was mandated to probe into the controversy surrounding the lawmaker’s disengagement from the Nigeria Police.

Saraki named Alimikhena as chairman of the panel and senators Joshua Lidani, Binta Masi Garba, Duro Faseyi, Nelson Effiong, Obinna Ogba, Abdul-Azeez Murtala-Nyako and
Suleiman Hunkuyi as members.

The two committees were mandated to report back to the Senate in two weeks.

Alimikhena said, “Senator Isah Hamman Misau will appear before the committee on Tuesday to answer to questions that will come up after his presentation. From there, we will take the next step.”

The Senate had on October 4, resolved to probe Misau’s allegations bordering on corruption and misconduct against Idris. The allegations against the Nigeria Police and Idris include collection of N120 billion annually from high-profile persons and corporate organisations for security services.

Misau had on August 25 accused Idris of extorting money, ranging from N10 million to N15 million, from Commissioners of Police, State Mobile Commanders and Special Protection Units
Commanders, for favourable postings.

The senator also alleged that Idris “makes N10 billion monthly from oil companies and other private individuals who enjoy special protection from the security agency.”

Misau said the level of corruption being perpetrated by Idris was so alarming and capable of undermining the anti-corruption stance of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Tuesday, tomorrow. We await.


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