The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Ag. IGP, Mohammed Adamu, was said to have on Thursday, January 24, asked members of an Election Committee, set up by the immediate past IGP, Ibrahim Idris, to explain how about N311.640 million given to the Committee, was disbursed.
Daily Independent Newspaper, reported that Force Headquarters sources allegedly hinted that some of the Committee members reported for investigation and were interrogated, but were allowed go back to their various Commands.
The Newspaper said that the source could not, however, disclose the number of those who reported and their ranks.
The Ag. IGP, was said to have directed Deputy Inspector-General of Police, DIG, Mohammed Katsina, to interrogate them.
It was reported that the Chairman of the Committee, a Commissioner of Police, was absent, because President Buhari was visiting his zone. The details of the interrogation were not immediately known, however.
Daily Independent investigations, revealed that the former IGP had written to President Muhammadu Buhari, in December 2018, requesting for the money.
It was learnt that dependable sources disclosed that a certain amount was eventually released to the Committee.
Investigations further revealed that, Idris coded the Committee as ‘Pre-Election Threat Analysis & Security Measures’.
The Committee was headed by a Commissioner of Police, CP, and two other CPs, as well as three Deputy Commissioners of Police, DCPs, including the DCP in charge of Transport, as members.
According to findings, others in the Committee were: former Force Public Relations Officer, Ag. DCP, Jimoh Moshood, five Assistant Commissioners of Police, ACPs, Assistant and Deputy Superintendents of Police, ASPs, and DSPs, as well as Inspectors and Sergeants.
“They were about 200 in number”, a source at the Force Headquarters was quoted to have said.