IGP Idris Gave 2 Jeeps To Aisha Buhari – Senator Misau

Looks like this Senator has a score to settle with the Inspector of General of Police, Ibrahim Idris. The last may not have been heard in the allegations and counter-allegations by Senator Isah Misau  and the IGP, on alleged abuse of office.

Federal Government had, last Thursday, arraigned Misau on a 5-count bothering on alleged injurious falsehood against the IGP, Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and the Police Service Commission (PSC).

The senator, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge and was consequently admitted to bail in the sum of N5 million, with two sureties in like sum. 

However, part of the documents in his (Misau) defence before the court was a Police document which showed that the IG approved two Jeeps for the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, and a bus for the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru.

But a police source, who prefers anonymity as the case is pending in court, told New Telegraph that there is nothing illegal in the donation as there is no law which bars government agencies from assisting each other. He, however, denied that vehicles were donated to the President’s wife.

"The wife of the President did not request for any car from the IGP, rather it is the police attached to her that requested for additional vehicles to complement the ones they have. “For me, I don’t think, there is anything in that, that is abnormal. For NIPSS, there is an interagency co-operation.

"For instance, there are military, police officers and others serving in NIPSS. So, if NIPSS is requesting something from the police, if the police have it, they can give it to them. It is just like War College. You know that every year, the IG goes to lecture them, same way, the Chief of Army Staff does."

“It is not compulsory that the gifts you give out be included in the budget,” he stated.