Isah Misau, senator representing Bauchi central, has alleged that Ibrahim Idris, inspector general of police, purchased two Prado sport utility vehicles (SUVs) for Aisha Buhari, wife of the President.
According to Misau, the vehicle was purchased for her personal use and was “not part of appropriation”.
Speaking Wednesday before the senate ad-hoc committee assigned to probe Idris, Misau said Buhari’s wife had requested for a Sienna and Hiace bus through her aide but Idris bought two SUVs.
Misau also alleged that Idris falsified his retirement date from official records to January 15, 2019, instead of January 3 of the same year.
“A woman Assistant Commissioner of Police who is in charge of posting and transfer at the Force Headquarters, Abuja and is known to be close to the IG, collects money for general postings and transfers, and this is verifiable through the ACP’s account details and those of her immediate subordinate officers and men as the money collected are usually through bank transfers,” he said.
“The IG is also in the habit of regularly withdrawing cases from the DIG Investigations/Intelligence and reassigned to junior officers loyal to him, thereby effectively undermining the deputy inspector general.
“The IG is known to have recruited retired assistant inspector general of police and other civilian personnel without recourse to the Police Service Commission or the Public Service Rule. Aside from the financial implication of such recruitments on public fund, these unlawfully recruited personnel in most cases take over the job schedule of serving senior officers.
“I still have some contract papers that the IG himself submitted to the court (Misau Vs FG) where the first lady through her aide-de-camp requested a Toyota Hiace and a Sienna. The same day that the ADC wrote, the IG minuted that she should be given two jeeps. And it is not part of the appropriation. If you look at the appropriation, there is nowhere they said the first lLady should be given two jeeps.
“The letter came from the ADC to the wife of the President. The most unfortunate thing is that even in the letter, the ADC wrote that they wanted the vehicles for her private engagements; they wrote that they wanted Sienna and Hiace and the IG said they should be given two jeeps. And he (IG) supplied the document to the court.”