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By Muyiwa Adedoyin

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris is not a stranger in the land of Scandals. String of scandals have followed the 19th indegenous Nigeria Police Chief. On his appointment about two years ago, there were pronounced agitation on his competence to lead the force. Prior to his appointment, the former Inspector General of Police, IGP Solomon Arase (Rtd.) already issued him four administrative querries on his incompetent performance. While battling to answer the last querry, he was called by The Presidency to take over the leadership of the force.

As a result of the corrective measures by the former IGP, Ibrahim Idris declared a blackmail war against his predecessor, accusing him of stealing over 20 vehicles belonging to the Police. Arase was eventually cleared of any wrongdoing.

Distinguished Senator Misau came up with grave allegations of massive fraud running into billions of naira being perpetuated under the supervision of IGP Idris. The allegation was not addressed, instead the police media mechinery descended heavily on the Senator, accusing him of forgery and other miscellaneous crimes. Eventually, the confirmation of the issuance of the Senator's retirement letter by the Police Service Commission, embarrassed the force to the watch of Nigerians.

There are trails of scandals. Recently, one Mr. Austine Ugochukwu Albert alleged that the Inspector General of Police accepted some bribe to compromise the case of fraud he lodged before the Police. He has petitioned the President on the allegation.

Among all the scandals, the story of ASP Amina, the alleged mistress of the IGP seem to scandalously fascinate Nigerians. In a widely circulated social media story: "IGP Ibrahim Idris in another phase of scandal", one major character was featured in the story. ASP Amina was said to have had a record promotion from a Police Corporal to Police ASP within 12 months. Though the story was denied by the psudo media pawns of the IGP, it has refused to be burried. The story resonates in every police formation in Nigeria because of the alleged unwarranted promotions.

Apart from Amina's promotions, there are plethora of other officers who have benefitted from the scandelous promotions, allegedly based on financial inducement. According to information circulating round, "the current CP of Anambara state, Mr Garba was an ACP last year and was promoted to CP within a year; Mr Ali Janga was also an ACP last year and was promoted to the rank of DCP in less than 12 months and again acting CP couple of weeks ago and was posted to replace a vibrant CP in kogi.

Mr Muawiya was DSP last year, now promoted SP the same year and CSP this 3 months ago, he is now CSO Govt house kano: Mr kolo of Federal SARS, was promoted to the rank of CSP just last year and now ACP, Surprisingly his name was among those sent to Police Service Commission for elevation to DCP".

Amina is alleged to wield such powers in the force that many senior officers are sending "returns" to her.

It is alleged that in the history of The Nigeria police, no IGP has been so beleagured with scandals as IGP Idris. Could this be a mere hatred, smear campaign or toxicity of the office of the IGP, who many believe is repositioning the force or is it the Nigerian phenomenon of "the more you look, the less you see"

Your Comment

Musa Ibrahim | 9/23/2017 10:04:00 PM
Na wao o o o o!
Abdullahi Hamid | 9/24/2017 7:13:00 AM
They were promoted base on merit, verify the records please.Just envy and hatred especially from the lazy ones in the force.
Ajayi Ayoade | 9/24/2017 7:54:00 AM
It is a common phenomenon in Nigerian setting. Go to all arms of Government. You will see the junior boosting the Senior due to political influence and connections that are too numerous to mention .All these are earthly things that will end one day although for this kind thing to happen for force. Is an indication of indiscipline in the set up and this will not help this country
ladidi kano | 9/24/2017 5:43:00 PM
Hmmmmmmm too scandalous. For a senior police officer to behave if it is true then the force is death such will never happen in the military or any other organizations.
Module Tunrayo | 9/25/2017 7:10:00 PM
Too bad
Module Tunrayo | 9/25/2017 7:16:00 PM
I don't believe they were promoted base on merit, the I G should check d lists of the overdue officers that are retiring very soon especially those that started as rank n file, only the cadet r been favoured in the force and most of them don't know anything they only hang ranks yet rely on junior officers
Halima | 9/29/2017 5:11:00 PM
Daris God, oOoooo, if even the thief catcher is wanted too. Naija, we are we going, please our leaders let us know.
Ajayi Kola | 9/30/2017 8:08:00 AM
The issue of Kano electoral fraud cannot be left out. His regime has been laced with lots of scandals but since he has been doing the bidding of the so-called corruptless government they have chosen to look the other way. All I know is there is God ooo
Arsmat... | 10/5/2017 4:07:00 PM
Most of these people placed in top offices are suppose to be in the bush.. their are many police officers which are due for promotion, surfering on field and this one is there promoting woman 3times in a year bcause of sex pleasure deriving from her.. God will judge you..
Ayinde | 10/5/2017 5:58:00 PM
Why all this in npf,in fact, I reserve my comments.
SIMON D SAMUEL | 5/18/2018 11:55:00 PM
This is unfair,BABA why appointing the incompetent in to highest position of leadership?