Senator Isah Misau has accused the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari of being a beneficiary of the corrupt activities of the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.
Misau, while appearing before the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Investigation of Various Allegations Levelled Against the Police, the Inspector General of Police and the Police Service Commission, said the President’s wife received two Sports Utility Vehicles from the Police chief.
“I still have some contract papers that the IG himself submitted to the court, where the First Lady through her aide-de-camp requested a Toyota Hiace and a Sienna jeep. 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 Lady 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,” he said.
The lawmaker representing Bauchi Central also accused the IG of favouritism as evidenced in the posting of the Acting Commissioner of Police of Lagos State, Imohimi Edgal, to the state simply because the latter was a classmate of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.
“A recent example is the present CP Lagos, who is a junior DCP to two other DCPs, but was given Acting CP and posted to Lagos. These acts of favouritism have eroded discipline in the force, which is the backbone of any successful organisation. The reason why they took him to Lagos was because he is a friend to the Governor of Lagos State because they were in school together or because they studied a course together,” Misau said.