Nigeria Police lied, my resignation followed due process – Senator

Photo: apc.com.ng
Photo: apc.com.ng

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Navy, Isah Misau, has said that he followed the provisions of the Police Act and regulations in resigning from the Nigeria Police Force, NPF.

Mr. Misau stated this on Monday in Abuja, in reaction to a statement by the police that he did not follow due process in exiting the force, and was therefore, a deserter.

He said in a statement that rather than concentrate on the issue of corruption in the force, the police decided to embark on a “voyage of discovery.”

He said that the allegation of the police against him was a “propaganda” aimed at distracting Nigerians from the real issue.

“Not wanting to join issues with the incoherence of the Force Public Relations Officer, the police have always known my whereabouts since my resignation.

“Moreover, I have been in the Senate for about two and half years without any mention of my desertion until my innocuous caution against practices capable of destroying the Police Force.

“It is beyond curiosity that the police will be looking for someone clearly in the plain sight for these past years.

“Little wonder the proliferation of crime in the country and the police apparent cluelessness, especially under its current leadership,” he said.

In the statement on Sunday against Mr. Misau’s claim of corruption in the promotion process in the police, the authorities said that the allegations against the Inspector General of Police and the Force were unfounded.

It said “Sen. Isah Hamman Misau dubiously absconded and deserted the Nigeria Police Force on September 24, 2010 when he was redeployed to Niger State Command.

“He refused to report, consequent upon which he was queried in line with the Public Service Rules Sections 030301(b)(g)(m) &(o) and 030402(a)(b)(c)(e) &(w).

“This is in addition to the previous queries and disciplinary process he was facing when he refused to proceed on Junior Command Course (JCC) 49/2008 at Staff College, Jos, between January 5, 2009 and June 19, 2009.

“The retirement letter presented to journalists by DSP Mohammed Isa Hamman is suspiciously forged and dubiously obtained.

“The Force base postings, transfers and deployment of Commissioners of Police, Police Mobile Force Commanders, SPU Commanders and other Commanding Officers on merit and competence. Not on monetary, ethnic or religious consideration.

“Postings and transfers are routine administrative tools to ensure the best performance of Police Officers toward optimum service delivery for the benefit of the public.

“The Inspector-General of Police cannot compromise his integrity by receiving money before officers are posted. This allegation is also baseless, unfounded and so should be disregarded and discountenance by the public.”

(NAN)


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  • Konkolo

    The Senator is telling the truth. From my reliable source, officers waiting to be promoted to Supritendent of Police were asked to cough out N200,000.00 each and so for those looking for posting to lucrative areas.

  • Mike Onokan

    This is why we will never find solutions to our mirage of problems. Defending what everyone know to be the routine in the police force. It goes to show that the rot is all encompassing, right from the IG’s office down to the constable on patrol of our streets. We daily see footage of policemen openly collecting tolls from motorists on our roads and highways. The two most important organs of government that has the sole responsibility of making sure things are done correctly, are the ones that are most guilty of perpetuating corruption with IMPUNITY. THE POLICE AND THE JUDICIARY. Ours is a hopeless case. The way we are going, there will be no end to the menace in Nigeria. Shameless people who should hide there heads in remorse, are there shouting at the rooftop about how clean they are. Useless people. Oga IG, please be man enough to admit that things are seriously wrong with your police force. That will be the beginning of truly finding a solution to the problem, ditto the judiciary.

  • musa aliyu

    Is it not the same police that are complicit in kidnapping all over the nation? Have we forgotten soon the Kaduna-Abuja highway saga where all police along the route were transferred and others brought and the immediate arrests of some of the criminals? Aren’t we now told that the business still thrives, as the newly transferred have also commenced ‘business’? A beg make una allow us hear word. Nigeria can do without them.

    • Mizch

      They are removed and transferred to roads in Eastern Nigeria where they mount road blocks at every 2-5 kilometers. If you have not passed those roads, you will still believe that the police is your friend.

  • Charles

    are we talking about the issue of deserting or corruption? why haven’t the police bring up this issue until now that they are accused of corruption, this mean that they are guilty as charged. The issue of corruption in the Nigeria police force is well known so it not a news.

  • Frank Bassey

    When I argue that corruption fight under President Buhari is targeted at the opposition and some people, sour-mouthed pro-Buhari mules call me names. This is a weighty allegation. You can see the senseless way it is being handled by the police authorities. Aso Rock is quiet. EFCC is nowhere to be found because it is busy brandishing Diezani Allison-Madueke matters. Channels Television is having a field day on Diezani. Nothing will come out of this exposure; nothing. The best you can see is for PMB to set up an investigation committee headed by the Vice-President, AGF and head of DSS to investigate the matter. Before they submit their report, PMB would have returned to London to continue his medical attention. Next topic, please.

  • Mizch

    What a country! Really not funny. If you watched the shouting interview on Channels TV between the senator and the Police spokesman, you will surely weep for Nigeria.