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IGP sets up panel to probe alleged bribery in officer promotion

By Segun Olaniyi, Abuja   |   12 August 2017   |   4:30 am  

Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris has setup a special investigation panel to investigate complaints and petitions of alleged bribery by officers for special promotion.

Chairman, Senate Committee on Navy, Senator Isah Misau, in an interview granted to a newspaper report (not The Guardian) published on August 10, had alleged that police officers pay bribe for special promotion.

A statement signed by Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Jimoh Moshood in Abuja, yesterday said the special investigation panel upon the directive of the IGP has invited Misau to a meeting to provide more details to the panel that would assist them in conducting a very discreet investigation into his complaints and allegations, and those of other aggrieved Police officers.

According to him, part of the responsibilities, terms of reference the committee is expected to investigate include allegations of bribery, other complaints, petitions and grievances from police officers within the Force and other members of the public.

Others terms of reference include investigate other complaints, petitions and grievances from police officers within the Force and from other members of the public on allegations of giving money for promotion, either special or otherwise.

To determine the substance of the complaints, petitions and grievances from aggrieved police officers and members of the public on allegations of giving money for special promotion.

Moshood added that the panel was also given the mandate to determine those involved in the matter, recommend appropriate judicial action and other punishments appropriate in line with the provisions of Public Service Rules Section 030401 (j) (k) and other statutory enabling laws/Acts.

The panel is to submit its reports to the Inspector-General of Police within two weeks.

He, however urged police officers and members of the public to send their complaints and petitions to the following phone numbers, WhatsApp and email: 08054904443, 08035896648, 08181895582 JOYJUDEJOSHUAH@YAHOO.COM for success of the investigation.



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